Walder Wellness, RD | Simple, Healthy Whole Food Recipes


Oats are a whole grain complex carbohydrate most well-known for their high fibre content. They’re particularly high in soluble fibre, which is known to help:

  • slow digestion, increasing feelings of fullness/satiety (which may help promote a healthy weight)
  • lower LDL and total cholesterol levels
  • improve glycemic (blood sugar) control
  • promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut
  • regulate bowel movements

They’re also a great source of different micronutrients, including:

  • manganese
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • copper
  • iron
  • zinc
  • thiamin
  • folate
  • pantothenic acid

Oats even pack in a decent amount of plant-based protein – about 6 grams per half cup.

Some of my favourite ways to enjoy oats are in, well, oatmeal – baked, overnight, steel cut, and more traditional oatmeal recipes. Oats are also great in smoothies, cookies, and desserts!