The first ingredient in every Nomi bar is whole-grain, gluten-free rolled oats. While they don’t have the fad-based marketing of chia, flax, or quinoa, rolled oats are a true superfood. Here are a few reasons why!
Scientific research has demonstrated that oat intake reduces total cholesterol, and boosts glucose control in diabetes patients.
Rolled oats are pure whole grains that contain a special type of fiber called beta-glucan, which has been shown to increase immune defense, lower cholesterol, and protect against cancer.
Rolled oats contain six different B vitamins and seven different minerals.
Whole oats is one of only four known sources of antioxidant compounds known as avenanthramides, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help to protect the circulatory system from arteriosclerosis.
Oats contain more than 20 unique polyphenols, which have been shown to exhibit “anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and anti-itching activity, which may provide additional protection against coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and skin irritation.”