If I had to compile a list of foods I would classify as 'super'foods' oats would definitely be high on that list! These very nutritious, delicious and versatile whole grains are easy to prepare, extremely cost effective and are basically a blank nutritional canvas waiting to be turned into a variety of masterpieces.
Some key nutritional facts about oats you should know;
o They are a source of whole grains which mean they are nutrient rich and packed full of B vitamins, antioxidants, and proteins.
o They contain slow release carbs which sustain energy release.
o They are rich in fibre which is important for gut health and helps keep us regular.
o They also contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucans which act like a sponge binding cholesterol so it can’t be absorbed and instead is removed from the body
o They are naturally low in sodium
Click here to listen to my interview with Deborah Knight and Chef Daniel where we discuss all things oats.