It will comes as no surprise that we absolutely love oats around here. And it shows these little grains are the main ingredient in all 10 of our different flapjacks, with good reason. Not only are oats incredibly tasty, easy to eat and easy to digest. They also have enough health benefits to put them firmly in the 'Superfood Hall of Fame' if such a place existed.
Oats are super high in something called beta-glucan, a soluble fiber which might not be something you are familiar with but has tonnes of health benefits. Amongst them, reduction in cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotion of healthy gut bacteria and an increase in feelings of fullness.
There are lots of powerful antioxidants in oats, including avenanthramides, which are only found in oats. These antioxidants have been shown help reduce blood pressure and provide other benefits, such as reducing inflammation.
Thanks to the high levels of beta-glucan and other compounds hidden away in oats, they can improve your insulin sensitivity and help lower blood sugar levels (especially good news for diabetics).