WESTERN AUSTRALIAN OATS
The region of the Wheatbelt in Western Australia is the largest grower of oats in Australia. Over 7 billion bowls (YES!) of oats grow each year in the Wheatbelt. They are world leading in their farm practises with varieties having world class quality taste, texture & good milling properties matching the taste & needs of its customers in both Australia and overseas. Oats grown in Western Australia are special - their newest variety grown here is the Bilby which have an increased amount of Beta-Glucan, a special fibre proven to have many health benefits. Read on to learn more.
Top reasons to eat oats daily
Oats are a true superfood! Forget berries from some deep dark rainforest, good quality oats offer various health benefits that have been scientifically proven. If you are interested, read on!
Your number one reason to eat oats. Oats contain a powerful soluble fibre called beta-glucan. The health benefits of beta-glucan are many and it has been proven to :
reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels
reduced blood sugar and insulin response
increased feeling of fullness
increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract
protect you from some cancers
Oats have a rich antioxidants - one in particular is called avenanthramides. It has been proven to help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the production of nitric oxide. This gas molecule helps dilate (widen) blood vessels and leads to better blood flow . In addition, avenanthramides have anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects. They are an excellent for skin conditioning as well topically or working from the inside out!
Nutritiously Dense Food
Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds. Oats is a well balance macros including higher protein than other grain. Approximately half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains
Manganese: 63.91% of the daily value (DV)
Phosphorus: 13.3% of the DV
Magnesium: 13.3% of the DV
Copper: 17.6% of the DV
Iron: 9.4% of the DV
Zinc: 13.4% of the DV
Folate: 3.24% of the DV
Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 15.5% of the DV
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 9.07% of the DV
smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and vitamin B3 (niacin)
Oats have 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of fibre in 1 cup. This same serving has only 303 calories.
Fuller for longer
By delaying the time it takes your stomach to empty of food, the beta-glucan in oatmeal may increase your feeling of fullness - which may help you with weight control.
Beta-glucan may also promote the release of peptide YY (PYY), a hormone produced in the gut in response to eating. This satiety hormone has been shown to lead to reduced calorie intake and may decrease your risk of obesity.