Health Benefits of Oats
What are Oats?
Oats, also known by the scientific name
, are the edible grass seeds from the Poaceae grass family of plants.
What are the health benefits
High Fiber Food
One serving (1/2 cup) of oats has
of fiber or about 14% of the daily value for fiber.
The soluble fiber, beta-glucan, in oats has been shown to
help reduce both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
Oats are a good source of both
soluble and insoluble fiber
. Both types of fiber are important for supporting a healthy gut.
One bioactive compound that is specific to oats is
. Their antioxidant activity can play a role in preventing cancer.
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