Thursday, March 12, 2009

Health benefits of OATS

The common oat (Avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain . Oats suitable for human consumption  as oatmeal and rolled oats.

Oats absorb the extra fat and flush it out of the system,ie how they cure constipation.The rich fibre content  helps to reduce the bad cholesterol.

•Diet rich in oats also help to stabilize blood glucose levels(Esp.Non Insulin Dependent Diabetis)

•Study in Boston university showed that meals with oats lowered blood pressure.

•It aids to cop with ovarian and uterine illiness largely associated with postmenopausal age,moreover mood swing among this group can be corrected with the help of regular oats meal.

•They are rich  in Vitamin E ,antioxidants -in a way help to reduce the cell damage there by reduce the risk of cancer.

•Being a good source of calcium they are ideal for hair, nail and bone.

•US Food and drug administration announced that the fibre from oatmeal may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Nutritive value in 100 gms of oats when compared to wheat is much more ie.389 kcal ,19% more than wheat.It is an ingriediant in all most all baby foods.

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