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What Makes Oats a Superfood?

Learn what makes oats a superfood from nutrition coach Lisa Neilsen in this Howcast video.


Who would've thought that so many classic foods that have been in our diet for many, many years are superfoods. The next superfood is oats, oatmeal, and it's being heralded everywhere today as a superfood. And the reason for that is that it's high in fiber and beta-gluten. And because of that, it's been proven to reduce your cholesterol levels and your chances of cardiovascular disease. I've often seen clients incorporate oatmeal into their diet on a regular basis and have seen their cholesterol levels naturally decrease.

Another thing about oatmeal is that it's also been attributed to reducing risks of cancer. So, you can't lose by putting oatmeal in your diet.

Here's a tip. Many of my clients say they love oatmeal in the winter, but they don't know what they can do with oatmeal in the summer and they often don't include it in their diet. You can eat oats dry. So one of the things that I do is that I make my own trail mix, and I'll go ahead and throw in some oats in there as well, so I'm getting the benefits of oatmeal in my diet all year round. This is something that you can easily do and make sure that you're getting all the benefits of oats in your diet.

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