Oats are packed with high fibre. The soluble fibre in oats help lower cholestrol. It has a low Glycemic score compared to other grains with means it provide slow-releasing carbohydrates that keep blood sugar in check and support sustainable energy.
Just one serving of oats provides about 73 percent of your daily manganese and 16 percent of your daily phosphorus needs. Manganese is important for maintaining a healthy bone structure since it plays a role in creating essential enzymes for building bones. It also supports your metabolism, energy levels and hormonal balance.
The difference between steel-cut, rolled, and instant oats is simply how much the oat groat has been processed.
Steel cut is processed by chopping the whole oat groat into several pieces, rather than rolled. It has a chewy texture and takes longer to cook.
Rolled oats whole grains of oats are first steamed to make them soft and pliable, then pressed to flatten them.
Instant oats are the most processed. They are pre-cooked, dried, and then rolled and pressed slightly thinner than rolled oats. leaving them with a lower on the glycemic index.
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