Fiber, Starch, and Energy, The Oats That Have Them All!
Oats are the perfect way to kick-start your day! Don’t you agree?
Oats are the most versatile snack and meal option. Yes, they can be boring sometimes but remember they come loaded with fiber. Also, oats have minimal gluten content. This means almost everyone can indulge in a bowl of oats. In addition to this, oats are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber that makes them the best probiotic food. Say hello to gut-friendly bacteria!
Oats aren’t just the quickest cooking meal, but they are also protein-rich. From a veggie overload to a sweet kheer, from a bowl of oatmeal to a glass of nutrient-rich oat smoothie, the possibilities and meal options are endless. No wonder there’s always a pack of oats in our monthly grocery list.
We tasted nine of the most commonly available brands of rolled oats and reviewed them based on their starch and fiber content. Team Mishry’s Top Pick is Quaker Oats because of it’s highest starch, fiber, and protein content. This is what we recommend when you’re looking for an exceptional source of slow-digesting carbs, without having to cook for endless hours.
Quaker Oats scored highest in soluble fiber and starch. The starch content in Quaker Oats is also good, making it a sustained energy source that keeps you energized for longer.
Why was Quaker Oats our top-pick?
Fiber. Today’s fast-food diet lacks fiber. Burgers and pizzas barely provide 25% of the daily fiber requirements. Fiber doesn’t just regulate bowel movements, but it also helps in maintaining satiety and keeping random hunger pangs at bay. Quaker Oats contain equal amounts of soluble and insoluble fibers. Both have different yet important effects on our system.
When we talk about starch, it is beneficial to note that there are three types. RDS or rapidly digested starch works quickly and fastens the digestion process. SDS or slow digested starch promotes slower break down and absorption of food. The resistant starch feeds gut-friendly bacteria that are essential for the assimilation of nutrients and transporting food to the other organs. Quaker Oats are a good source of protein. Since our bodies take more time to break down and digest proteins, we feel full for longer after a bowl of oats.
Why should you grab a pack of Quaker Oats?
The highest fiber content isn’t the only factor why we chose Quaker Oats as the winner. 85% of this fiber contains β Glucan, unlike its contenders. Additionally, the starch and protein content are better than average that can do wonders for your health over time. Similarly, Quaker Oats provide sustained energy that helps you stay active and feeling fresh all throughout the day. Since oats are slow-digesting, as mentioned above, your cravings for junk foods and desserts will gradually reduce over time. In addition to this, there will be lesser insulin spikes that help keep lethargy away.
Fin! Your answer to fiber and a protein-rich meal is Quaker Oats. If this feels too bland for you, give your rolled oats a twist and try a dish like oats idli, oats upma, or even oats kheer! Let us know how you made it healthy yet flavorful!