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Updated 28 May 2014

Why oats is so good for you

Oats is one of the current buzz-words in health foods, and for many good reasons. Here are a few:

1. Oats combats and protects us against high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease

2. Weight loss - oats has been beneficial in weight loss and reducing waist circumference.

3. Cancer - oats is active in combating the formation of different hormone dependant cancer, such as breast cancer.

4. Immune system - oats has a prebiotic effect and enhances the body’s immune response, strengthening our bodies against the attacks of bacteria and viruses.

5. Skin disease - oats has been used for generations to sooth inflammatory and itching conditions of the skin.

6. Coeliac disease - in many cases oats can be successfully introduced into the diets of people with coeliac disease as it is a grain that is gluten-free and does not irritate the gut, bringing a wholesome complex carbohydrate to the diets of people suffering from coeliac disease.

7. Asthma - oats combats the development of childhood asthma.

So, listen up and eat (and enjoy) your oats! Add some honey and cinnamon for extra punch and nutritional bang. 

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