Oat Groat Benefits
Oat Groats -
Among the Best Foods for Energy!
Want to know the unique benefit of consuming whole oat groats instead of the more recognized, faster cooking rolled oats? Here it is... The full oat berry is one of the best foods for energy because they are minimally processed and take longer to digest - keeping you fuller longer!
With oat groats staying in their full form, your digestive enzymes have to work harder to break down the starches. This then extends the length of time for those starches to be broken down into carbohydrates, and in turn keeps you full and energized for a longer period of time. Now you can see why oat groats (which are also known as steel cut oats) are among the best foods for energy.
Oats, in general, have fabulous nutritional benefits that target the health of your skin, bones, cholesterol and nervous system. In addition, oats are amazing for your digestive health because of their beta-glucan content (aka soluble fiber.) This soluble fiber will help to lower the bad LDL cholesterol that will lead to stabilizing your blood sugar and better heart health.
While the nutritional values are the same, the true, unique benefits of whole oat groats used in Gifted Grains vs the famous rolled oats are...
- a lower glycemic index due to less processing
- takes longer to digest; keeping you energized and feeling full longer
- lowers risks of type 2 diabetes and heart disease
- reduces blood sugar levels
- aids in weight loss
- a nice thick and chewy texture
Packed with fiber, protein, vitamin B and loads of minerals, oat groats will energize your brain enabling you to accomplish everything on your to-do list - and keep your belly full for a longer period of time.
To enjoy these benefits, you do have to cook oat groats for about an hour. The good news is... you don't have to worry about that with Gifted Grains, because the tedious cooking is done for you. All you have to do is open one up and enjoy all of these nutritious benefits by the flip of a top!