· By Chara Krangle
The Benefits Behind Our Breakfast
What differentiates Oat of the Ordinary from other instant oat varieties?
To put it simply, the ingredients. With Oat of the Ordinary, you’re getting more than your grandmothers’ oats. Each delicious blend of carefully thought-out ingredients provides added protein, fibre and essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to give you a more nutritious and satisfying meal.
Rolled Oats (Gluten Free) : Rolled oats are low glycemic load, high in dietary fibre, contain adequate amounts of protein, and are naturally low in fat. They are rich in essential minerals including manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, copper. The consumption of rolled oats is associated with better heart health, gut health and blood glucose control.
Protein blend: Aside from protein increasing satiety, the pea protein, hemp protein and brown rice protein have incredible benefits individually and combined! Together they offer a range of benefits including essential fatty acids, branch chain amino acids and a variety of minerals. Beyond the impressive blend of protein, the amount of of protein added to each is just enough to keep your oats taking great while providing approximately 18% of calories from protein in your single serve Oat of the Ordinary pack!
Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar has an impressively low very glycemic load (1.8-3) compared to white sugar (100), brown sugar (68), honey (45.8) or maple syrup (39). Foods with lower glycemic load have less of an impact on blood sugar levels and promote more stable energy levels. (glycemic-index.net)
Chia Seed: These tiny seeds pack a major health punch! They contain a surprising amount antioxidants, minerals, soluble fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids support heart health by reducing inflammation, improving blood lipid profiles thereby lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Flax Seed: Flax seeds are an excellent source of soluble fibre and omega-3 fatty acids which are support heart health, inflammatory and contain antioxidant properties. The mild nutty flavour of flax seeds can’t be forgotten when talking about their benefits!
As you can see, the ingredients in Oat of the Ordinary are truly oat of this world!
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Written by: Felicia TSA, holistic nutritionist.