Simply Natural Organic Steel Cut Oats 500g
Steel-cut oats are made by cutting whole oat groats two or three times. The cut pieces of groats are neither steamed nor rolled. Since they do not go through this process, they are more intact than thick-rolled or instant oats. This causes steel-cut oats to have more surface area, which slows digestion. A larger surface area causes the stomach to work longer to break down steel-cut oats. The glycemic index, a measurement of the rise in blood sugar, is only 42 for steel-cut oats compared with 66 for instant oatmeal.
Oatmeal in general is a good source of B vitamins and vitamin E. Both vitamin groups act as antioxidants and help support healthy cell function. Additionally, steel-cut oats contain calcium, iron, protein and potassium. Calcium and potassium help support healthy blood pressure. As steel-cut oats are processed less than other varieties, they have more protein and calcium than old-fashioned and instant oats do.
Fiber helps you control your blood sugar levels and can provide satiety after a meal. Steel-cut oats have twice the amount of fiber per 1/4 cup than old-fashioned or instant oats have.