Oats

Oats are one of my favourite grains and I love having them for breakfast! They are so filling and keep me going right through to lunch. They can also be used in baking, but my preference is for breakfast!

Oats are also highly nutritious with lots of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals!

 

 

 

Benefits


A good source of Fibre, which helps to lower cholesterol, prevention of colon cancer and diabetes.

A good non-animal source of Protein, which is a building block for most of the body’s structures, helps to regulate fluid balance and as antibodies.

Another good source of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), which is used in energy metabolism.

A non-animal source of Iron, which is necessary for oxygen transportation in the blood and utilisation of energy.

Also a source of Magnesium, which supports bone mineralisation, normal muscle contraction and immune system function.

An excellent source of Manganese, which helps with bone formation and is a cofactor for enzymes.

Another great source of Phosphorus, which is part of every cell and is important in genetic material.

Oats are also a good source of Zinc, which is such an important mineral as it has many functions including: involved in making proteins and genetic material, immune reactions, wound healing, and normal development of the foetus.

 

Recipes with Oats


 



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