Oats are hearty, versatile, and inexpensive food that is very good for your health, particularly heart health. Check out top 10 recipes with oats, both sweet and savory that will have you craving oats all day long.
Steel-cut (aka groats), old-fashioned, or quick oats – they are all whole grains with lots of great health benefits. Packed with both soluble and insoluble fiber, including a type called beta glucan, has been shown to directly decrease the risk of coronary heart disease.
Whole oats also contain plant chemicals called phenolic compounds and phytoestrogens that act as antioxidants to reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation that is associated with various diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Eating oatmeal has also been linked to a lower risk of diabetes, improved weight, and digestive health. Fiber in oats also helps to keep bowel regular and prevent constipation. The breakdown and fermentation of beta-glucan – insoluble fiber in oats has also been reported to increase the diversity of gut microbiota.
If you think oats as a “health food” or “a sad bowl of oatmeal” – I may be able to change your mind with these 10 recipes with oats. I am sharing some of my favorites, both sweet and savory ones that I have enjoyed over the years.
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