Why eat Steel Cut Oats or Rolled Oats
|Food Name:||Steel Cut or Rolled Oats|
|Serving Size:||1/4 Cup, 56 Grams|
Nutrition Worth Noting:
Steel cut oats and rolled oats are two forms of whole grains that offer several health benefits. Steel cut oats are oat groats (an oat without the inedible hull) that have been cut two or three times so that they are easier to work with. Rolled oats are groats rolled flat and often steamed to cut down on their cooking time. Unlike refined grains, they still contain the bran and germ, two parts of the grain that are high in fiber and nutrition.
While the steel cut oat is slightly more nutritious that rolled ones, they are both great grains. They have a high amount of magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, and fiber. Fiber may protect against cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke, diabetes, insulin sensitivity/resistance, obesity and certain cancers. They have relatively low glycemic loads meaning they do not cause a spike in your blood sugar levels which can lead to diabetes. Finally, as long as they processed in a gluten free environment, they are gluten free
The downside of steel cut oats is that it takes a long time to cook and they have a nutty taste. Additionally, they are very chewy. Rolled oats are easier to prepare and are not as chewy. Try steel cut oats. If they are too chewy or take too much time to prepare, go to rolled ones as an alternative. Either way, you will be eating a healthy and nutritious food.