Tiny but mighty, oats will leave you full, satisfied and maybe even stuffed and patting your bellies. Why is this? One recent study found that participants felt fuller and less hungry after eating oatmeal, compared to ready-to-eat breakfast cereal. They also ate fewer calories during lunch. Oatmeal’s filling power comes from its high fiber content and its ability to soak up water. Soluble fiber, such as the beta-glucan in oats, can help you feel full. It may also help release satiety hormones and delay the emptying of the stomach.
But wait! There’s more!
Eating oats has many important benefits.
- Oats Are Incredibly Nutritious. Oats contain more protein and fat than most grains and are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds. A half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains:
Manganese: 191% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
Copper: 24% of the RDI
Iron: 20% of the RDI
Zinc: 20% of the RDI
Folate: 11% of the RDI
Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
Small amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)
Plus 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber, but only 303 calories.
This means that oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.
- Oats Are Rich in Antioxidants
- Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan
- Oats Can Lower Cholesterol Levels and Protect LDL Cholesterol From Damage
- Oats Can Improve Blood Sugar Control
At Fruits & Root, we soak our oats overnight in bowls and served them cold with a variety of creative and delicious options:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bowl
Peanut butter, cocoa, granola, cacao nibs & maple syrup drizzle
Banana Bread Oat Bowl
Banana, cinnamon, granola, walnuts & maple syrup drizzle
Vanilla Berry Oat Bowl
Berries, walnuts, granola, coconut & maple syrup drizzle
Cranberry Nut Oat Bowl
Cranberries, pumpkin seeds, granola, walnuts & maple syrup drizzle
Apple Pie Oat Bowl
Apples, granola, cinnamon & maple syrup drizzle
Oat bowls are not the only way we provide you with this nutritious superfood. Oats are also one of the essential ingredients that go into many smoothie recipes. But keep in mind, not all oats are gluten-free.
The oats we use in our oat-bowls and smoothies are not gluten-free, but for the smoothies, you do have the option to substitute gluten-free oats. Just let your server or counter person know you would like your smoothie gluten-free. (The oat-bowls are soaked and prepared ahead of time, so there is no gluten-free option available for them.)
Ready to feel like a superhero and save the day?
If you answered yes to that, then you should most definitely consider arming yourself with this mighty superfood!
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Fruits and Roots Juice Bar and Vegan Cafe, Stuart, Florida
Shoppes on Colorado
710 S Colorado Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 | 772-678-6627
Open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.