9. Oats May Help Relieve Constipation
Elderly people often experience constipation, with infrequent, irregular bowel movements that are difficult to pass.
Oat branch fiber-rich, the outer layer of the grain may help relieve constipation in older people.
Well-being improved for 30 elderly patients who consumed a soup containing oat bran daily for 12 weeks. 59% of those patients were able to stop using laxatives after the 3-month study, while overall laxative use increased by 8% in the control group.
Crucial: Studies indicate that oat bran can help reduce constipation in elderly individuals, significantly reducing the need to use laxatives.