What’s naturally contained in oats should be preserved. Whereas important parts of the grain (germ and outer edge layers) are removed during milling of most of the bread flours, the whole grain is processed for production of Kölln’s Oat Flakes.
Oats are the most valuable of our domestic types of cereals and are particularly rich in high-quality protein, including important amino acids for a good physical and mental performance. From a nutritional point of view, also the vegetable fats of oats are particularly valuable because they consist of 70% unsaturated fatty acids and 40% thereof are vitally essential linoleic acids.
Moreover, easily digestible carbohydrates and important fibres can be found in oats. The positive effect of soluble oats fibres also makes this cereal a real “protector” of the cardiovascular system and, not least, oats have - in comparison to other types of cereals - significantly higher percentages in essential vitamins, mineral substances and trace elements.
Also good to know: oats are a real “mood-lifter” for it belongs to the categories of food causing the body to increase production of the happiness hormone serotonin.
How can oats have a positive effect on cholesterol levels?
Oats are an independent, positive factor for a cholesterol-conscious nutrition because they contains the oat-own fibre beta-glucan in particularly high concentration. Beta-glucan from oats is proven to lower blood cholesterol levels. The positive effect shows with a daily intake of 3g of oats beta-glucan which corresponds to 2 portions of 40g each of whole grain oat flakes.
The effects of beta-glucan
Among other things, cholesterol is a part of bile acids. A high percentage in beta-glucan binds bile acids in the intestine and activates production of new bile acids from cholesterol in the liver, thus, less cholesterol remains in the blood and the cholesterol level is lowered.