Food Focus: Oats

Food Focus: Oats

Food Focus: Oats

When most people think of a healthy breakfast, they think oatmeal, and they're right!

Oats come in several different forms: there are quick oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, and even more "specialty" varieties. Each of these labels indicates a different level of processing.

Steel cut is the Betr-recommended version. These oats contain more fiber and protein and are lower on the glycemic index than other oat varieties, so they're better for your blood sugar!

One of the biggest benefits of oats is that they help you stay full longer!

Steel Cut Oats Contain:

  • Soluble fiber, including beta-glucan, can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels
  • Iron - helps with energy levels
  • Vitamin B complex - supports your immune system and helps with energy levels

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Oat sensitivities are uncommon, and reactions tend to occur due to cross-contamination with wheat.

Potential reactions to oats include:

  • Bloating, gas, and cramps (symptoms of too much fiber)
  • Hives

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Endless Options 

The most common use of steel cut oats is classic oatmeal!

Grab some hot water and some level 1 fruit, and...VOILA!

You have a great breakfast that will fuel you on exercise and active days.

Looking for a substitute coffee creamer? Home-made oat milk is crazy easy to make and MUCH cheaper than nut milk.

Making your own will only take 5 minutes!

You only need raw oats, water, a blender, and some fabric. Blend the oats and water to your desired consistency, strain the liquid through the fabric, and you have a coffee creamer with added protein and fiber without extra sugar and fat!

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