8 Fun Facts About Oats! The things you never thought could be true

by Pamela Tourigny March 24, 2015

8 Fun Facts About Oats! The things you never thought could be true

Not only do oats provide the perfect creamy base for Oat & Mill products, they have been eaten widely since 7,000 B.C.! They also offer some tremendous health benefits.  Join Oatie as he shares some of those!
  1. Whole grain oats have been consumed by large populations dating back to 7,000 B.C. Oats were one of the first cereals cultivated by humans; Greeks who were the first to turn them into a porridge.
  2. A typical 18 ounce container of most brands of oats contains more than  26,000 rolled oats within the package!
  3. Over the past few decades, Canadian oat farmers have evolved oats from a domestic crop into a major Canadian export. In 1982, exports accounted for 3.2% of Canadian oat usage; now, exports account for 69% of Canadian oat production.  In 2015, Canada exported 252.7 million bushels of oats!
  4. Oats are one of the foods most consistently linked to preventing heart disease.Thirty-seven studies have shown when oats are eaten every morning, they provide a reduced risk for heart disease.
  5. One half cup of oats has more than 25 percent of the recommended amount of biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin that contributes to great hair, skin, and nails.
  6. A review of 29 studies concluded that oats and oat bran might provide benefits in some cases of bowel disease and constipation!
  7. Several studies suggest that eating oats may help reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness. Oatmeal rated #1 among breakfast foods and #3 overall in a “Satiety Index” created by Australian researchers.
  8. A review of recent and compelling studies on oat and oat bran and cardiovascular disease risk factors concluded that oats and oat bran lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol) by respectively 2-19 percent and 4-23 percent.
Grab a spoon!


Pamela Tourigny
Pamela Tourigny


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