Are Oats Good For You?
Oats are the most comforting breakfast on a cold winter morning, but how good for you are they really? We’ve got the lowdown here.
Sometimes, there’s nothing you crave more than the perfect bowl of hot porridge — creamy, sweet and pure comfort. Oats are versatile and hit the spot in different forms. Whether you like to pimp it up with peanut butter, frozen fruit or a simple spoon of honey in a bowl of porridge (or for the more bougie of us during the summer, overnight oats), or even just add a cup to your smoothies and shakes, oats can be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Is there nutritional value in oats?
Yes, oats do have nutritional value. You can find that oats are:
- A great source of vitamins, especially vitamins B1 where a portion of oats contains 40% of the recommended daily intake.
- High in fibre and carbohydrates
- Very rich in minerals, particularly manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and copper
Are oats good for you?
Oats are indeed great for you as part of a balanced diet. They are rich in antioxidants and can help lower cholesterol and may help blood sugar levels, according to research. Being rich in fibre, they also promote good gut and bowel health.
Inspired to start your mornings with a bowl of oats? Check out our recipe here for two ways to shake up your breakfasts.
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.