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

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 heart disease (5).....

As per the Harvard Medical School, oats are the best form of whole grains to lower cholesterol levels. And to include more whole grain oats in your diet, you can try the steel-cut version (6). According to a report by the University of Wisconsin Madison, beta-glucan, which is exclusive to oats, also acts as a heart-healthy chemical (7).

2. Aid In Diabetes Treatment
Oats have a low glycemic index, and their high fiber content helps regulate blood sugar levels. Also, oats, being rich in fiber, are digested slowly. Foods that are digested quick can cause quick blood sugar spikes – making it difficult to manage blood sugar spikes. Oatmeal makes the contents of the stomach much thicker, thereby making them get digested slowly. As per one study, oatmeal can also reduce insulin dosages.....

As per one study, oats consumption has a beneficial effect on the glucose and lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes (8). Beta-glucans in oats were also found to reduce blood glucose concentrations upon consumption (9). Numerous studies have also hinted that oats or foods enriched with oats can significantly decrease postprandial hyperglycemia. Also, not all kinds of oats are good. Stay away from flavored or instant varieties – these are loaded with sugar and offer the opposite of what you are looking for (10)....


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