Oats contain beta-glucan, which is a soluble fibre that is responsible for decreasing the rate of absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. This halting process on digestion prevents dramatic spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels; discouraging our bodies to produce and store fat.
Oats are a rich source of magnesium, which plays primary roles in: enzyme function and energy production, preventing heart attacks and strokes by relaxing blood vessels, assist in the regular functioning of the heart muscle, and blood pressure regulation.
A mountain of clinical and scientific evidence suggest that eating magnesium-rich foods reduces a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Additionally, experimental evidence suggests that there is a link between the deficiency of magnesium and depression.