Why are oats con­sid­ered a “su­per­food”?

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOST FIBRE -

They are a whole grain, a com­plex car­bo­hy­drate, pro­vide pro­tein, are low in sodium and are min­i­mally pro­cessed. Oats con­tain all three parts of the ed­i­ble grain – the bran, germ and en­dosperm – and re­tain the fi­bre, vi­ta­mins and min­er­als of­ten re­moved when grains are re­fined. They are high in in­sol­u­ble fi­bre, which passes through our di­ges­tive sys­tem with­out be­ing ab­sorbed. Oats also con­tain beta glu­can, a sol­u­ble fi­bre which has been shown to lower choles­terol

re­ab­sorp­tion in the blood­stream – great news for heart health.

Choco­late, oat and cran­berry brownie

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