oats-are-a-healthy-whole-grainMany people regularly eat oats for breakfast, but did you know all the benefits that oats provide?  They’re infamous for promoting heart health and contain antioxidants that specifically keep the heart strong. Of course they are high in fiber, protein, and iron, but they are also an excellent source of pantothenic acid and potassium. Oats also contain beta-glucans (soluble fiber) and polyphenols that help to protect against some forms of cancer. Oats stabilize the blood sugar and lower cholesterol. You can find oats in various forms, such as rolled, old-fashioned, flakes, bran, or steel-cut. You can also substitute oat flour in any recipe calling for wheat flour.