Oats again! Hehe.. So, this is what it looks like when oats were cooked with rice.. Click here for more info on oats for rice.
Below are some of the benefits of oats.. thanks to oatsbenefits.com..
1) Lowers Cholesterol – There is a soluble fiber which is present in
oats and this is called as the Beta-glucans which has proved to lower
the blood cholesterol which ultimately reduces the risk of
cardiovascular diseases. Studies has shown us that a bowl of oats a day
reduces your cardiovascular risk by at least 10 percent.
Reduces high blood sugar – Oats falls under the category of low glycemic
index food and since it is high in fiber content it helps to normalize
blood sugar spikes and diabetes patients can certainly benefit from a
breakfast of oatmeal everyday.
3) Revving up the Immune system –
Oats also contains selenium and vitamin E which certainly enhances the
body’s immune system response to bacterial infections and thus this
makes it a perfect food for the flu season and the zinc present in oats
not only aids in metabolism but also helps in healing wounds and in cell
4) Weight Loss – The soluble fiber in oats can
delay the emptying of the stomach which ultimately aids in weight loss.
Since oats is low in fat content as well, it will certainly not add up
to your weight.
5) Protein source – There is a higher
concentration of well-balanced protein in oats compared to the other
cereals and also the quality of protein found in oats is of a much
superior quality to that of the proteins found in wheat. Proteins in
oats helps to build, repair, maintain all body tissues and also provides
necessary body energy.
Don't forget to try Quaker Oats for Rice!