It’s a popular alternative to cow’s milk (à la almond or soy milk) that’s made from oats, water and sometimes a few additional ingredients.
While reading we ran into the query “What is oat milk—and is it safe?”.
Oat milk is a vegan, soy-free alternative to dairy milk that’s becoming increasingly popular. Baristas love oat milk as much as vegans because its high carbohydrate content creates a cappuccino as frothy and creamy as one made with cow’s milk.
Oat milk has a creamy texture and oatmeal -like flavor, and is manufactured in various flavors, such as sweetened, unsweetened, vanilla or chocolate. Unlike other plant milks having origins as early as the 13th century, oat milk was developed in the 1990s by the Swedish scientist Rickard Öste.
What are the nutritional benefits of oat milk?
Oat milk is naturally lower in calcium, iron, and vitamin A than dairy milk, so the addition of these nutrients is necessary in order for the product to be a direct nutritional substitute of dairy milk.
The next thing we asked ourselves was: what are the benefits of eating oats in winter?
Some sources claimed they improve the respiratory system This is a good excuse to have hot oats in the winter: This grain alleviates and improves cases of pharyngitis, bronchitis, catarrh and laryngitis. Smokers (or ex-smokers) are also advised to eat oats, as they cleanse the lungs.
What do oats give you?
Oats offer high amounts of many vitamins and minerals, such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, B vitamins, iron, selenium, magnesium, and zinc. Whole oats are rich in antioxidants that may provide various health benefits. Their main plant compounds include ( 3, 31, 32, 33 ):.
Oats are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk. Oatmeal is often referred to as porridge. They’re also often included in muffins, granola bars, cookies and other baked goods.
“Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, namely because oats are a great source of fiber,” says Brenda Braslow, MS, RD for My, net, and diary. “One cup of cooked old-fashioned oats offers 10 grams fiber and it’s mainly soluble fiber, which is the type of fiber that has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood sugar.
What are the parts of oatmeal?
Oats are a type of cereal grain. People often eat the seed of the plant (the oat), the leaves and stem (oat straw), and the oat bran (the outer layer of whole oats). Some people also use these parts of the plant to make medicine. Oat bran and whole oats are used for heart disease and high cholesterol.
“One cup of cooked old-fashioned oats offers 10 grams fiber and it’s mainly soluble fiber, which is the type of fiber that has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood sugar.
The soluble fiber found in oats binds to cholesterol molecules in your intestinal tract, preventing it from entering your bloodstream. Consuming the oats as part of a balanced diet can also help reverse high cholesterol, reports Colorado State University.