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9 Health Benefits of Eating Oats and Oatmeal

3. Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan

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Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber.

Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut.

The health benefits of beta-glucan fiber include:

  • Reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels
  • Reduced blood sugar and insulin response
  • Increased feeling of fullness
  • Increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract

Crucial: Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels promote healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness.

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