Now, a variety of healthy alternatives to processed foods are increasingly loved by the public, especially the perpetrators of healthy living, one of which is a kind of cereal food such as oats. Although oats are known to be full of nutrition, it turns out not everyone can enjoy it, because it tastes bland and has a soft texture when it is processed so it is not appetizing. So that oats can be eaten with pleasure, the creation of oat processing continues to be developed, one of which is by processing it into oat milk.
Oat milk can be taken straight away, as a coffee mixture or used as a substitute for liquid in making cakes. In its most basic form, oat milk is made from rolled oat and water mixed together, then filtered to create a liquid with a soft and creamy texture. To consume it, you can add natural sweeteners such as raisins and dates. Or you can also add spices such as ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
Oat milk is a high-fiber breakfast option but low in fat and sugar. It has a high fiber content so it can reduce cholesterol levels. From various studies say, oat milk has been shown to give satiety longer than other food sources, even the content of lignans in oat milk is known to help nourish the heart. Oat milk also has a lower sodium content than other milk. Oat milk is also equipped with protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin B1 which functions to produce energy.
Consuming oat milk is one way to support digestive health. Oat milk consumed, includes prebiotics in the food you consume. Prebiotics are a type of fiber that the human intestine cannot digest but instead feeds good bacteria in your intestines. Beta-glucan found in oat milk is good for keeping intestinal bacteria and is friendly in the intestine.
Oat milk is very good for skin health because of its antioxidant content. Antioxidants can eliminate various free radicals from air pollution and food so that the skin will look brighter. This plant milk also makes the arteries more flexible and avoid hardening. This will have more controlled blood pressure and blood flow in the blood vessels becomes smoother.
In order to get healthy body and meet adequate nutrition, consumption of oat milk must be balanced with other foods and healthy eating patterns. Also balanced with regular exercise.