- Pantothenic Acid
- Thiamine (vitamin B1)
Disease Prevention and Risk Reduction
A 2009 review published in Nutrition Reviews cited studies showing that oats reduce total plasma cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels, both risk factors of heart disease.
The beta-glucans and avenanthramides exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects.
Oats can be purchased as “steel-cut,” “rolled,” or “instant.” Steel-cut oats are the least processed, having simply been cut into two or three pieces, whereas rolled oats have been flattened and steamed or toasted lightly.