Oat flour is simply finely ground oats. That's right; it’s the same thing as the oatmeal that you are supposed to be eating for breakfast. The benefits of oats are vast. Below are a couple of reasons why we use it in our products:
1. OAT FLOUR LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
Oat flour is a rich source of soluble fiber, which is also found in apples, pears, prunes and barley. Soluble fiber inhibits the body’s absorption of low-density-lipoprotein (LDL), which is known as the "bad cholesterol".
2. OAT FLOUR CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Since oat flour is high in fiber, which is heart-healthy, it offers many cardiovascular benefits, including a reduced risk of developing high blood pressure.
3. OAT FLOUR IS FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Oat flour contains a special type of antioxidant called avenanthramide. Avenanthramides fight off free radicals that attack high-density lipoproteins (HDL), which is known as the "good cholesterol". They also protect LDL cholesterol from oxidizing from copper, which reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
4. OAT FLOUR STABILIZES BLOOD SUGAR
A high fiber diet will stabilize blood sugar levels preventing mid-morning slumps.