Health Benefits of Eating Oats

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Did you know that oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth? Oats are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. In addition, there are many health benefits for including oats in your diet, such as weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.

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Here’s a list of health benefits when including oats in your diet:

• A good source of carbs, fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds.

• Contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber.

• May lower the risk of heart disease by reducing both total and LDL cholesterol.

• Helps improve insulin sensitivity and help lower blood sugar levels.

• Helps to treat dry and itchy skin conditions, such as eczema.

Oats can be a great addition to a healthy and nutritious diet. You can eat oatmeal for breakfast or add oats to baked goods. Keep in mind, oats are very filling and have many properties that should make them a weight loss friendly food.

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