Health Benefits of Oats

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We all know Quaker Oats taste delicious, but did you know they also contribute to a healthy balanced diet? Here are a few of the key benefits associated with Oats.

  • Quaker Oats are 100% wholegrain and are a good source of fibre. What are wholegrains?
  • Each bowl of porridge contains enough beta glucan to help lower cholesterol, as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle* 
  • Oats naturally contain very little saturated fat and salt – yet another reason to choose Oats!
  • Oats also contain a range of vitamins and minerals which play many different roles in the body – see below for information about the different nutrients in Oats.
Vitamins and Minerals Examples of functions in the body  Per 100g Oats
 Thiamin Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, function of the nervous system, psychological function and function of the heart.  1.05mg/100g
 Vitamin B6
 
Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, function of the nervous system, psychological function, protein and glycogen metabolism and function of the immune system.  0.34mg/100g
 Folate Contributes to normal blood formation, amino acid synthesis, psychological function and function of the immune system.  32mg/100g
 Iron Contributes to normal red blood cell formation, cognitive function, oxygen transport in the body and function of the immune system.  3.6mg/100g
 Magnesium Contributes to normal muscle function, electrolyte balance and maintenance of normal bones and teeth.  114mg/100g
 Zinc Contributes to normal fertility and reproduction, cognitive function, protection of cells from oxidative stress and the function of the immune system.  2.3mg/100g

*Contains oat beta glucan, which has shown to lower blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.

Oats can be enjoyed as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.