Oats are a cereal plant that is grown mainly for its grains. From them are prepared various food products - semolina, flour, oats and more.In order to reach us in the form of our well-known oat flakes, oats undergo a special treatment that separates the grains from the inedible part of the plant and their shell.Oats are rich in nutrients. The main source of complex (slow) carbohydrates, but also contains a good amount of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants.
The most popular way to prepare oat flakesl is by soaking or boiling.
Flooded with boiling water:
such as muesli with dried fruits and nuts or porridge with vegetables and cheese.
Oat flakes can be added to bread, bakery products and pastries.
You can garnish oat flakes with honey, yogurt and fruit.
You can add fresh or yogurt with various fruits, raw nuts, seeds and spices.
For extra calories, if you have difficulty gaining weight, you can add oat flakes to soups, stews, yogurt, cottage cheese or to a protein shake.
- HEALTH BENEFITS
Oat flakes are good for the heart. Studies have shown that people who eat more whole grains have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
Oat flakes can help control weight.
High fiber content is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. When the fiber passes through the intestines, it absorbs a lot of water and thus attracts waste products. The process of passing the waste materials through the digestive system is accelerated, thus preventing dangerous harmful substances from remaining in the intestines for a long time.
Oat flakes are a real superfood and as such they are extremely rich in antioxidants. They suppress inflammation in various parts of the body, tissues and organs, which improves health and metabolic processes, and also preserves the youth of cells for longer.
Oat flakes contain more than 20 unique polyphenols that have strong antioxidant activity. Regular consumption of oatmeal contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, bad cholesterol, diabetes, inflammation of the nervous system.