Wellness - Nutrition | 0-18 yrs

Top 8 Reasons For Kids To Have Oats

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In today’s fast-paced world, people often skip breakfast due to lack of time. In a typical household, a typical morning scenario involves the mother or father dressing up the kids, packing their lunch boxes and dropping them off to school.

Amid all this, breakfast is a hurried affair, one which involves a glass or milk or juice or a bowl of cereal. Now, there is nothing wrong in this! However, it might not be the ideal scenario as far as kids are concerned.

So, what do you do? Oats might prove to be your answer. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fibre, a bowl of oats for breakfast gives kids the energy they require.

Oats provide a host of health benefits. It helps build muscles in children, may decrease the risk of childhood asthma, can relieve constipation and promote bone health.

Go through this ClipBook to know about the many benefits of oats in detail.

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1. Oats Are Highly Nutritious

A wholegrain food, oats contain slightly more vitamins, fibre and minerals compared to other refined or processed grain. Due to its high nutritional content, oats provide your child with energy and protein.

2. Oats Are Rich In Antioxidants

Whole oats contain antioxidants and polyphenols. The antioxidants may help lower blood pressure levels and lead to better blood flow. Antioxidants are great for a healthy body.

3. Oats Help Build Muscles

Are you worried about your skinny kid? Give him oats on a regular basis. But how can oatmeal help your child build his muscles? Well, oatmeal contains nutrients that the body uses for building muscle.

4. Oats May Decrease The Risk Of Childhood Asthma

Asthma is one of the most chronic diseases that affects children. And introducing oats into your child’s diet early may lead to decreased instances of asthma.

5. Oatmeal Relieves Constipation

Constipation can prove to be difficult for kids. Oat bran, the fibre-rich outer layer of the grain, may help relieve constipation in children.

6. Oats Can Improve Cardiac Health

Oats contain a powerful fibre called beta-glucan that plays an active role in lowering cholesterol levels. This basically means oats consumption on a regular basis is good for your kid’s cardiovascular health.

7. Oats Can Improve Gut Health

Oats help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract. The beta-glucan in oatmeal mixes with water to form a gel substance that coats the digestive tract. This coating feeds good bacteria in the gut that increases their growth ra...

8. Oats Promote Bone Health

Oats offer a host of minerals essential for bone health. One of the main minerals is silicon, which has a role to play in bone formation and maintenance.

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