Health Benefits of Oatmeal

This article was in my morning news feed. Oatmeal has a lot of health benefits! I am still eating overnight oats bran most mornings. Important to us recovering from c-diff or working on gut health:

北 “Oatmeal also contains soluble fiber which can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. In addition, the fiber helps keep your intestinal system regular, and we know regular bowel movements are important.”

北 “Oatmeal contains high levels of polyphenols, an antioxidant.”

北 “Oatmeal contributes to a healthy gut.”

I read a lot about polyphenols when I picked up Dr. Mark Hyman’s book. He thinks they’re very important. They are actually a prebiotic! Here is a link to a study on polyphenols and their effect on the gut. A lot of science-y jargon, but a key point: “…dietary polyphenols present prebiotic properties and exert antimicrobial activities against pathogenic GM, having benefits in distinct disorders.” It also says they have anti-inflammatory properties. Link: https://bit.ly/3jD8jCb

Overnight oats in the car!

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