"Oats are only fit to be fed to horses and Scotsmen" is a traditional saying in England. To which the Scottish reply is, "and England has the finest horses, and Scotland the finest men." Oats offer powerful nutrition. Oat extract soothes the skin, which is why it's the basis of the Aveeno products (Avena is the genus to which oats belong.) Oats prefer the cool, wet summers of Northwest Europe. They can even be grown in Iceland.
- oats supply 50% more protein than wheat, 100% more than rice
- best source of cholesterol-lowering beta-glucan, which also regulates blood sugar
- slow-digesting starches stabilize blood sugar levels
- well-known ability to lower cholesterol and maintain healthy blood flow