The benefits of steel cut oats

Steel cut oats are my first choice for cooked oats cereal.

Steel cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner part of the oat kernel), which have been cut into a few smaller pieces. Unlike rolled oats or instant oats, they haven’t been partially or fully precooked, meaning they retain more of their natural taste, texture and nutrients. As far as calories, carbs, fiber they are similar to old fashioned rolled oats, however steel cut oats “stick to the ribs” a little better.. 

Steel cut oats have 7 grams of protein per dry ¼ cup (44 grams) serving, so the oats alone are a good start for a high-protein breakfast

Oats, oat bran, and oatmeal contain a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Since 1963, study after study has proven the beneficial effects of this special fiber on cholesterol levels.  Oat bran has not been removed in steel cut oats.

Oats are naturally free from gluten, but might contain traces of gluten, depending on the processing from farm to package.

If you need gluten free, look for it on the label.

Steel cuts oats are a great source of nutrition and are most certainly a super food.

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About the author ...

Kathy Shackleton, is a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Educator practicing in Dufferin County Ontario. She is passionate about using food as medicine and medicine as food. In her spare time Kathy enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, yoga and volunteering with local groups and events such as Savour Fair which raises funds for students of agriculture and creates community awareness for local, clean food.