Why You Should Eat Oats

  • Oats contain a specific type of fiber that lowers cholesterol and lower cholesterol means healthier arteries!
  • Helps to keep blood sugar levels stable
  • Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Antioxidants in oats protect LDL cholesterol (the good kind) which aid in a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Lowers the risk of heart failure

Learn how to cook and prepare oats in many ways to better your life.

Nutrition Profile

The following table is the nutritional profile of 1 cup cooked oat groats courtesy of USDA.

Scientific Name: Avena sativa L.

Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup
——-
156g
Proximates
Water
g
12.82
Energy
kcal
607
Energy
kJ
2540
Protein
g
26.35
Total lipid (fat)
g
10.76
Ash
g
2.68
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
103.38
Fiber, total dietary
g
16.5
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
84
Iron, Fe
mg
7.36
Magnesium, Mg
mg
276
Phosphorus, P
mg
816
Potassium, K
mg
669
Sodium, Na
mg
3
Zinc, Zn
mg
6.19
Copper, Cu
mg
0.977
Manganese, Mn
mg
7.669
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
Thiamin
mg
1.190
Riboflavin
mg
0.217
Niacin
mg
1.499
Pantothenic acid
mg
2.104
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.186
Folate, total
mcg
87
Folic acid
mcg
0
Folate, food
mcg
87
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
87
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
Retinol
mcg
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
1.899
12:0
g
0.037
14:0
g
0.023
16:0
g
1.613
18:0
g
0.101
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
3.398
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.020
18:1 undifferentiated
g
3.377
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
3.955
18:2 undifferentiated
g
3.781
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.173
Cholesterol
mg
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.365
Threonine
g
0.897
Isoleucine
g
1.083
Leucine
g
2.003
Lysine
g
1.094
Methionine
g
0.487
Cystine
g
0.636
Phenylalanine
g
1.396
Tyrosine
g
0.894
Valine
g
1.462
Arginine
g
1.860
Histidine
g
0.632
Alanine
g
1.374
Aspartic acid
g
2.259
Glutamic acid
g
5.791
Glycine
g
1.312
Proline
g
1.457
Serine
g
1.170
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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