Why should you eat more OATS? Recent studies suggest eating oats and oatmeal may:
Reduce the risk for elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain
Provide favorable changes physically to LDL particles which would make them less susceptible to oxidation (and therefore less likely to contribute to dhardening of the arteries)
Supply unique compounds that may lead to reducing early hardening of the arteries.
What's in oats? * 3 to 4 grams of fiber (at least one gram of which is soluble fiber) per half cup serving * plant protein * vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. 1/2 cup contains: vitamin E (6% of the Daily Value) vitamin B1 (26% Daily Value) magnesium (21% Daily Value) selenium (25% Daily Value)
two important antioxidant phytochemicals in OATS * avenanthramides (a member of the polyphenol phytochemical family) are thought to have anti-atherosclerotic activity in the body and appear to be found only in oats! * phenolic acids (found in most fruits, vegetables, and whole grains)
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