Oats are a basic kitchen staple BUT NOWHERE near basic when it comes to their Nutritional Value and the "Oatalicious" things you can make with them!
Oats contain OODLES of a special fibre called Beta-Glucan. They also contain low GI wholegrain Carbohydrates for healthy hearts, digestion, weight management and energy levels.
Some research suggests that 3g or more of Beta-Glucan per day can lower LDL and total cholesterol and this can be achieved by having 2-4 portions of oat based products e.g. breakfast cereals, breads and crackers every day. In clinical trials a 5% total and LDL cholesterol lowering effect was seen within 4 weeks in those who consumed more oat based foods.
Overnight Oats are a quick, easy and versatile way to include oats in your diet. Soaking the oats in liquid overnight softens them which means NO cooking and NO hassle early in the morning!
You can choose whatever liquid you like to soak the oats in overnight and add any toppings you enjoy. You can heat before you eat or have it cold! Make it in containers and bring it on the go. Or make it in big batches and freeze it in individual portions so that you are never stuck for a nutritious and delicious Breakfast/Snack!