Monday, 4 November 2013



1.    Helps to lower cholesterol level in blood.

  • Beta-glucans, a soluble fiber present in oats has been proven effective in lowering blood cholesterol.
  • Thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). 
  • A study confirms that having a bowl of oat meal everyday reduces the CVD risk by 10%.

2.   Reduces high blood sugar

  • Being a low glycemic index (GI) food which helps to control your blood glucose.
  • It is high in fiber content.
  • Type 2 diabetes patients can benefit a lot from a morning breakfast of oatmeal as it reduce cholesterol level.

3.     Stronger bones

  • Oats are rich in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
  • Regular consumption of oats helps keep bones strong.
  • Thus, reduces the risk of osteoporosis. 

4.   Excellent for Pregnancy

  • It is a good source of folic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.
  • Pregnant women need 400mcg of folic acid a day.
  • A bowl of oatmeal can reduce the chances of having a baby with fetal defect such as spina bifida.

  Good for skin
  • Oatmeal bath helps heal dry & flaky skin, eczema and other skin conditions.
  • Skin rashes and insect bites are also healed with mashed oats.
  • Oatmeal scrubs exfoliate your skin and are very beneficial to oily skin.

6.Good source of Protein
  • Protein is used to build, repair, and maintain all body tissues and provide the body energy.
  • Oats have a higher concentration of well-balanced protein (100 gm of oats have around 17 gm of protein) than other cereals - 100 gm of oats contains twice as much protein as 100 gm of wheat or cornflakes).
  • The quality of the protein is superior to the quality of protein found in wheat or other grains. 

 7. Improves digestion
  • The high fiber content of Oats makes it an ideal medicine-food for individuals suffering from gastritis, colitis, and other digestive problems.
  • Oats promote healthy bowel movement.
  • It also can cure constipation.

 8. Boosts Immune system
  • Selenium, and Vitamin E present in Oats significantly enhances the human immune system's response to bacterial infection.
  • This makes oatmeal the perfect food to have on the table during flu season.
  • Zinc, present on oats, helps in metabolism, healing wounds and growth of new cells.

9. Reduce weight
  • The high amount of soluble fiber in oats forms a bulk when digested.
  • This causes the viscosity of the contents of the stomach and small intestine to be increased. 
  • The bulk delays emptying of the stomach making you feel full longer which helps you to loss weight.
  • Oats are low in fat content.
  • A new research found that the children who ate oatmeal were 50% less likely to become overweight, when compared to those children that did not eat it.

10.   Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Phytochemicals present in oats are thought to reduce a person's risk of getting cancer.
  • Lignan, a type of phytochemical especially abundant in oats has been linked to decreased risk of breast cancer and colon cancer.
  • Whole oats result in bulky stool, which in turn dilutes carcinogens.
  • Carcinogens is any subtances that able to cause cancer.

11. Reduce stress
  • Oats is very suitable in cases of depression, insomnia, and physical or nervous fatigue.
  • A mixture of oats, milk and honey reduces stress in the morning and boosts concentration.

12. Energy booster
  • Oats are high is carbohydrate, they are excellent when it comes to boosting performance.
  • Other nutrients present in oats like Phosphorus, vitamin B, magnesium and iron help in energy production.
  • The lipids present in oats contain a good balance of essential fatty acids, which has been linked with longevity and general good health. 


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