Home > Newsletters > Weekly > SPAR: Can you eat eggs if you’re worried about heart disease? Updated 28 May 2014 Why oats is so good for you 0 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. Find out more about healthy eating with SparStay up to date with the latest in Health24's Diet and Nutrition News NEXT ON HEALTH24X Here's why you have to clear out your medicine cabinet every year 2019-12-17 04:45 More: WeeklySPAR: Can you eat eggs if you’re worried about heart disease? 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... Other news Lifestyle Why does weight gain often come with age? Diet and nutrition WATCH: Intermittent fasting may help you live longer Medical So long 37: Average human body temperature is dropping Medical For kids with asthma, and allergies, new school year can bring flare-ups Fitness How music gives your workout a boost Medical Vaping now tied to rise in stroke risk 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.