How Oats Support Health & Exercise Capacity

Oats are a type of health promoting soluble fibre meaning they mix well with water forming a thick pulp like substance. They are both a sustainable source of energy and act as a bulking agent helping you to feel fuller for longer and aid healthy bowel function. They also physically increase the transit rate of fat through the bowel both aiding digestion but also reducing the overall absorption of fat!

Through reducing the absorption of fat you will positively influence your cholesterol levels i.e. higher ratio of HDL cholesterol (good) to LDL cholesterol (bad), plus you can reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers.

Your new found energy and capacity to train harder for longer will not only increase heart health, but also increase your bodies muscle to fat ratio meaning you will burn more calories at rest, reducing both sub-cutaneous (fat under skin) and visceral fat (fat around organs), also promoting health and longevity!

TIP: Try blending approximately 30-40g of oats into your protein shake for a hunger satisfying, energising, cholesterol lowering shake!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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