8. They May Decrease the Risk of Childhood Asthma
Asthma is the most common chronic disease in kids.
It’s an inflammatory disorder of the airways — the tubes that carry air to and from a person’s lungs.
Although not all children have the same symptoms, many experience recurrent coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Many researchers believe the early introduction of solid foods may increase a child’s risk of developing asthma and other allergic diseases.
Studies suggest that this doesn’t apply to all foods, may actually be protective. That feeding oats to infants before the age of 6 months to a decreased risk of childhood asthma
Crucial: Some research suggests that oats may help prevent asthma in children when fed to young infants.