- Complex carbs are higher in fiber compared to simple carbs so they digest slower. By slowing digestion, complex carbs keep you fuller for longer —> good weight control option (appetite suppression).
- Complex carbs are good at managing blood sugar spikes after meals due to its low glycemic index. Therefore, oats can be a good option for people with type 2 diabetes
- The high fiber in oats promotes bowel regularity —> improve gut health by feeding good gut bacteria
- The bran component of rolled oats is comprised of beta glucans. Beta glucans are a unique, soluble fiber that are known to lower cholesterol (particularly LDLs) and may also reduce blood sugar and insulin levels —> decrease risk of heart disease
- Oats are high in vitamins such as manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B1, iron, magnesium, zinc, and antioxidants such as selenium and copper. Oats are also packed with more protein compared to other grains
The American Diabetes Association recommends having 25-35 grams of fiber per day which is about one jar of LuvSnacks™ CollOATgen oats.