Oats are often overlooked as a plain and flavourless breakfast option because of their simplicity, however Oats are a perfect compliment to so many amazing foods! Oats are an amazing ingredient that paired with Dates and nuts is an absolutely delicious combination that can be found in our Power Mix. Besides their incredible pairing potential Oats are an incredibly nutritious food that have a lot of health benefits, in fact it was one of the first foods to ever be given the Heart Healthy food status!
Here are our top 5 Health Benefits of Oats:
Rich in Antioxidants - Oats contain a wide variety of antioxidants including vitamin E, flavonoids, ferulic acid and lipids with a high amount of fatty acids. It also contains polyphenols, which are plant-based compounds that are rich in avenanthramides. Avenanthramides inhibit inflammation and boost your production of nitric oxide, which can aid in delaying / preventing the hardening of your arteries.
Can Help Reduce Asthma - One study shows that children who ate oats as one of their first foods were less likely to develop asthma by the age of 5 years. In 2018, a study found that people who enjoyed a healthy diet, including whole grain foods, such as Oats, experienced fewer asthma symptoms and had better control of their condition.
May reduce cholesterol and Promote Heart Health - Oatmeal was one of the first foods to carry the heart healthy distinction on its label because of promising research findings that showed a correlation between heart health and oats consumption. Many studies have shown that the beta-glucan fibre in oats is effective at reducing both total and LDL cholesterol levels. The cholesterol-lowering benefits of oatmeal are also dose-dependent. That is, the more oatmeal you eat, the lower your cholesterol will go but as with all things, it should be enjoyed in moderation :)
Help Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes - Oatmeal can help regulate blood sugar, thanks to the it’s high fibre content and lower glycemic index. Studies show that one cup of cooked oatmeal contains approximately 30 grams of carbs, which can fit into a healthy meal plan for people with diabetes.
- Helps control weight - Oatmeal is rich in nutrients like magnesium, zinc, and fibre, which can aid in weight loss and lead to better gut health. It is proven to help with weight loss because it contains soluble fibre, which keeps you feeling full!
Amazing benefits right? In order to maximize the health benefits of taking oats, it is best to watch out what you include in it. That is why Palm Bites’ Power Mix is the PERFECT go-to! It is a mixture of Organic Rolled Oats, Deglet Nour Dates, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Roasted Nut Mix (Peanuts, Pistachios, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews). No wonder it’s called Power Mix with such an incredible variety of superfoods!