Oats are a stomach-friendly cereal that contain an assortment of good nutrients and have proven positive health effects. Health-boosting soluble fibres called beta-glucan can be found in oats and according to the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) regular consumption of these can help keep your blood cholesterol at a healthy level. The beta glucan collects cholesterol during digestion and remove it from your body naturally.
Finns have been growing oats since the 13th century and today, 13 per cent of all oats produced in the EU are grown in Finland. Oats have become increasingly popular over the past few years due to their recognised health benefits and a trend towards more natural foods. Fazer has even opened a new oat mill in Lahti, Finland to meet the growing consumer demand.
Oats release sugar into the blood gradually, stabilising our blood sugar levels. Packed with nutrients like fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals including zinc and iron, oats are a brilliant all-round cereal. Their soft taste and neutral flavours make them easy to combine with a wide variety of different foods, or just enjoy them in Fazer’s delicious range of oat breads.