NUTRITION AND HEART HEALTH
The popularity of whole-grains is on the rise! The latest National Nutrition Survey 2018 revealed that Singaporeans are consuming more whole-grains, fruit and vegetables. Whole-grains, such as oats, and items made from whole-grains contain the entire grain kernel including the endosperm, germ and bran. This makes the product higher in fibre, vitamins, and minerals.
Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre which dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance. It helps to lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The fibre in oats also promotes satiety, which prevents overeating and helps in weight management.
Rolled oats are low in glycemic index (GI), which means it produces a gentler rise in blood glucose levels, making it a healthier option, especially for people with diabetes. Low GI foods have also shown to improve energy levels and mood.
Oats are a popular choice of whole-grains and are easy to incorporate in recipes from snacks to main meals. So, enjoy some oats today to reap the benefits of whole-grains!