Oats are one of the most nutritious and balanced grains in the world. They are a great source of both carbs and proteins and are also rich in various fibres. Eating oats has proven to be extremely beneficial for the body, especially due to its richness in a powerful type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan.
Beta-glucan is scientifically linked to lowering both LDL and total cholesterol levels – by increasing the excretion of cholesterol-rich bile, that helps to reduce the circulation of cholesterol in our blood, and consequently helps to protect the arteries, tissues and overall health of our hearts.
Beta-glucan has another benefit – it helps the LDL cholesterol, also known as the “bad” cholesterol to stop the oxidising process, which is something that occurs when LDL reacts with free radicals around us. By doing that, it prevents another crucial step towards the progression of heart diseases.
Last but not least, oats have the ability to partially dissolve in water and by that forming a thick, gel-like mush in the gut, which prevents constipations and helps to clean your guts.