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Oats and coronary artery disease:

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A paper published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine in 2008, assessed a number of studies across more than a decade.

They found that eating foods rich in whole-oat sources of soluble fiber (oats, oat bran, and oat flour) may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

They concluded:

"[C]onsumption of oats and oat-based products significantly reduces total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations without adverse effects on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or triglyceride concentrations."


2) Colorectal cancer
Researchers in Britain and the Netherlands pooled published evidence that covered nearly 2 million people to evaluate whether a high-fiber diet (mainly from whole grains and cereals like oats) is linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Their findings were published in BMJ.

The study found that for every additional 10 grams per day of fiber in someone's diet there is a 10 percent reduction in their risk of developing…

Best Benefits Of Oats For Skin, Hair, And Health:

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1. Improve Cardiac Health
Oats contain a powerful fiber called beta-glucan that helps lower cholesterol levels. Beta-glucan is the main component of the soluble fiber in oats, and it reduces bad cholesterol without affecting the levels of good cholesterol (1). The antioxidants in oats (avenanthramides and phenolic acids) work along with vitamin C to prevent LDL oxidation, which can also cause heart disease (2).

Oat bran also contains vitamin E, another nutrient for heart health. More interestingly, oat bran contains more fiber (15 to 26 percent) than oatmeal (7 percent). In one study, oat bran intake was linked to 12 percent decrease in average total cholesterol (3).

According to another Australian study, oat fiber is more effective in lowering cholesterol levels than wheat fiber. The study also states that oatmeal or bran can indeed reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (4). Oat bran also helps by blocking the absorption of those substances in the gut that can contribute to hear…

Amazing Benefits Of Oats: Does A Bowl Of Oatmeal A Day, Keep Diseases At Bay????

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There isn’t a single morning when my grandmother doesn't start her day without a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oats doused in milk. It always made me look at her quizzically and wonder... Why oats? Yes, it's healthy, but can one really have it every single day? Nutritionist Gargi Sharma says, "Oats are rich in soluble fibers which help in lowering cholesterol levels. These soluble fibers help increase intestinal transit time and reduce glucose absorption. Oats also contain beta glucan which is a lipid lowering agent. A very healthy breakfast option - you can spruce your oats with fruits and crunchy nuts." Be it a quick fix for hunger pangs, a light and hearty evening snack or the much needed energy to carry you through your hectic morning, oats is the one superfood that can easily fit itself to suit your needs. Protein-packed, full of fiber and low on fat, oats are designed to boost your energy levels and help you lead a healthy lifestyle. They are not only good f…

Health Benefits of Eating Oats and Oatmeal:

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Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.

They're a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits.

These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.

Here are 9 evidence-based health benefits of eating oats and oatmeal.

What Are Oats and Oatmeal?
Oats are a whole-grain food, known scientifically as Avena sativa.

Oat groats, the most intact and whole form of oats, take a long time to cook. For this reason, most people prefer rolled, crushed or steel-cut oats.

Instant (quick) oats are the most highly processed variety. While they take the shortest time to cook, the texture may be mushy.

Oats are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk. Oatmeal is often referred to as porridge.

They're also often included in muffins, granola bars, cookies and other baked goods.

BOTTOM LINE:
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