August 3, 2012

Health and Fitness

Why are the homemade granola bites considered  a healthy snack?  Well, we all know that peanut butter and honey have many benefits as stated in previous posts (check out the Health and Fitness category).  But, oats offer many reasons why we should add them to our diet.  Here are a few of them:

Study after study shows they lower cholesterol.  It's because of the fiber within them.  In fact, just eating 3 grams of soluble oat fiber per day (an amount found in one bowl of oatmeal) typically lowers total cholesterol by 8-23% (per

They decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Oats enhance the immune response to infection per laboratory studies that were reported in Surgery.

They stabilize blood sugar which is good for those with type 2 diabetes.  They also help reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

They can help protect against breast cancer due to their high fiber content.

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