We all know that Oats keep you fuller for longer when had for breakfast but what are the actual health benefits of this versatile grain?
Oats are bursting with minerals, vitamins, fibre and antioxidents. They can help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Half a cup (78 grams) contains 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of fibre, this means that Oats are amongst the most nutrience dense food you can eat. Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluable fiber. Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut. The health benefits of beta-glucan fibre include -
So with all that information on just how amazing oats can be for your diet. We are using a recipe created by local food blogger, Healthy Living James (go check out his Instagram and website - https://healthylivingjames.co.uk - his recipes are super delicious, healthy and easy to make.
Refined sugar free Peanut Butter Granola
This granola is great for breakfast with your milk of choice or for a after dinner snack with greek yoghurt and topped with berries. Gluten free oats are available in most supermarkets for those who are on a gluten free diet. This recipe contains nuts.
Remove from the oven and either eat warm or allow to cool completly. Transfer to a tupperware and enjoy!