Oat is a food with an excellent nutritional profile. Is about a source of carbohydrates complex and at the same time, protein quality. The consumption of quality protein is very important to obtain amino acids essential in the diet, in addition to the fact that this forms a large part of our macronutrients necessary for our body.
-Glucose and satiety control 🛂
The carbohydrates present in oats are slowly digested and many contribute fiber to our diet. If we go into more detail, “complex” carbohydrates are macromolecules more difficult to digest or directly indigestible by our body. Those that we digest more slowly allow a more regulated secretion of sugars into the blood, and this allows having a balanced control from glucose in blood, which is responsible for several health problems when it is not correctly managed in our body, and can reduce the risk and symptoms of diabetes. On the other hand, these carbohydrates are responsible for the Feeling full when we eat products that contain cereals such as oats. Indeed, it has a positive impact on the risk of obesity, since eating excessively for prolonged periods and in large quantities entails a series of negative consequences.
-Essential amino acids 🧬
In terms of protein, oats have globulin as main proteins and then prolamins and albumins in smaller quantity. By having albumins and globulins, this cereal contains a higher percentage of Lysine amino acid (Lys), which is usually deficient in cereals and that is why they are combined with other proteins to compensate for this essential amino acid. So adding oats to your diet means giving your diet a more complete protein profile, who would be against that?
-Healthy fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants 📗
On the other hand, oats have a high content of lipids “good,” that is, unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic and linolenic acid (also found in olive oil). It also has many minerals, such as calcium and iron, vitamins, such as B1, B2 and B3, and phytochemicals, such as antioxidants.
Thanks to these, the intake of oats implies protect the body from harmful agents that aggravate the aging process and attack free radicals, prevent the development of diseases such as cancer, arthritis, atherosclerosis and cataracts, have anti-inflammatory properties, regulate blood pressure, and much more!
-Food without gluten 🌾
Finally, it is important to highlight that the oat flour used in the preparation of our products is 100% gluten free, so we can ensure that people who must or want to exclude this compound from their diet can do so and enjoy a healthy, balanced, simple and delicious meal with Yuït. Of course! 😉
*Bonus Fun Fact*
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Accept the claim: 3 grams of soluble oat beta-glucan may reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.