Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Nuts, seeds and grains Updated 27 February 2013 Oats Oats helps to lower blood cholesterol. Oats is a useful source of magnesium and zinc. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Oats helps to lower blood cholesterol. Oats is a useful source of magnesium and zinc. It also has anti-cancer effects. It helps to stabilise blood sugar levels and is suitable for gluten-free diets. It also eases constipation.Oats can be eaten raw or cooked in many different ways.If taken to lower cholesterol levels, 75g should be eaten daily. Two tablespoons of oats a day is seen as an average portion. Calories 401 Fibre 6,8g Magnesium 110mg Zinc 3,3mg Vitamin E 1,5mg Per 100g NEXT ON HEALTH24X 7 healthy swaps for everyday foods and drinks 2020-01-15 14:15 More: Healthy FoodNuts, seeds and grains advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.