Health Benefits of Oats

What are Oats?

Oats, also known by the scientific name Avena sativa, are the edible grass seeds from the Poaceae grass family of plants.

What are the health benefits  of oats?

High Fiber Food

One serving (1/2 cup) of oats has 4 grams of fiber or about 14% of the daily value for fiber.

Heart Health

The soluble fiber, beta-glucan, in oats has been shown to help reduce both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Gut Heallth

Oats are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Both types of fiber are important for supporting a healthy gut.

Cancer Prevention

One bioactive compound that is specific to oats is avenanthramides. Their antioxidant activity can play a role in preventing cancer.

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