Did You Know!?

  • 1/3 of a cup of rolled oats has 102 calories, 2 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbs, 3 grams  of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.
  • Are a good source of Dietary Fiber, Foliate, Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Selenium,  Manganese, Calcium, Thiamin, Zinc, and magnesium.
  • Oats have phytochemicals which are associated with lowered risk of chronic disease.
  • Oats help to remove cholesterol that is in the digestive tact from they body that would other wise be absorbed into the blood steam.
  • Oats have a unique antioxidant compound called avenanthramides which can help prevent free radicals from damaging the body as well as damaging the LDL, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Oats have a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan which is shown to increase immune system response.
  • Beta-glucan (fiber in oats) is a wonderful blood sugar stabilizer making a big bowl of oatmeal a great start for diabetics.
  • The antioxidants in oats makes them very helpful in decreasing asthma symptoms,  prevention of heart disease,  helps to repair damaged DNA and reduces the risk of colon cancer as well as other cancers.
  • As the soluble fiber of oats is digested, it forms a gel, which causes the viscosity of the contents of the stomach and small intestine to be increased. The gel delays stomach emptying making you feel full longer which helps with weight loss.
  • Oats have a higher concentration of well-balanced protein than other cereals.
  • One serving daily of oats, rich in soluble fiber, can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure.
  • Store oats in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place where they will keep for approximately two months.

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