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Oats: what benefits?

Jul 9th 2014 at 9:59 PM

One of the most known and used grain is oats. Like all whole grain , it provides many health benefits. But oats have many details, check out:
1 -        Regulation of intestinal function

One of the most effective ways to improve bowel function is the inclusion of fiber in the diet. The oat fiber (beta-glucan) is higher than that of other cereals, with rapidly fermented in the colon quality, favoring the growth of good bacteria

and increased fecal volume. Oat bran is more efficient because a higher amount of fibers. Reminder: A high-fiber diet requires a higher consumption of water, then when introducing oats into your diet, increase your intake of fluids to the intestines to function better.
2 -      Weight Control

The consumption of whole grains promotes greater satiety, contributing to decreased food intake, tweaks and consequent weight control. In addition, a small amount is enough to quench and provide fiber, vitamins and minerals. Oats are versatile and can be used in various preparations, facilitating its use.

3 -  High Cholesterol or Triglycerides
The increase in fiber intake comes as part of treatment for dyslipidemia, as well as reduced consumption of saturated fats , trans fats and refined carbohydrates. The beta-glucan has a great ability to help lower blood fats and liver with proven functional food.
4 -      Sports

Oats are considered a low glycemic carbohydrate, ie, it takes longer to digest and turn blood sugar, which is great to be consumed before exercise.

When a low glycemic carbohydrate is consumed before training, the individual is more willing to work out and not feel hungry during the activity.

Another advantage is that low-glycemic carbohydrates do not cause insulin spikes preventing accumulation of body fat.

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