Oats are one of nature’s most nutrient rich grains, providing the goodness of wholegrain with some extra ‘super’ benefits:
The Wholegrain Story
In addition to their high fibre content (both soluble & insoluble), oats have a very nutritious profile. Oats are a wholegrain, which means each oat includes all three layers of the edible grain, and helps the grain retain more of its natural vitamins and minerals.
Wholegrain oats also contain a special type of naturally occurring soluble fibre, called beta-glucan. Beta-glucan is found in the bran and endosperm layer of the oat grain. It has been identified as the key active ingredient in oats responsible for contributing to heart wellbeing, specifically the ability to help lower cholesterol re-absorption.
Regular as Clockwork
It’s the insoluble fibre in oats (the fibre that we don’t digest) that also means they can help keep you regular. Studies have shown that Australians are not meeting the minimum adequate intake targets of 25-30g of dietary fibre a day. Adding a daily bowl of oats and extra fluids is a simple and effective step you can take to increase your fibre intake and help maintain regularity.