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Amazing oats!

If you’re wondering how you and your family can start the day with energy and vitality, why not try oats – one of the healthiest choices for a good breakfast!

Oats are whole grains with high nutritional value, containing proteins and carbohydrates plus 7 vitamins and 9 minerals, in addition to a special kind of fibre which gives you the following benefits:

    • Helps decrease cholesterol level in the blood and thus reduces the risks of heart diseases: 3g of these fibers daily (contained in 1 cup of oats) reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood from 8% to 23%.
    • Controls the level of sugar in the blood, which makes it good for diabetics.
    • Regulates the digestive process, reduces digestive problems and constipation.
    • Can help reduce the risk of cancer.
    • Helps maintain a healthy weight because it gives a feeling of fullness.

So, make oats a part of your list of healthy foods and offer it to your family whenever you have the chance.

Good to know: You can cook oats by mixing it in milk on low heat, and serve it with banana slices, fresh strawberries, raisins or dried fruits.

Take a look at the easy and tasty recipe below:

Oats with Milk

Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesServes: 4 persons

Ingredients:

    • 4 cups or 1 liter dissolved NIDO “full cream milk powder” or NESVITA® Pro-bones
    • 1 cup or 100g oats
    • 1½ or 2 tablespoons sugar (as per taste)
    • 2 bananas

Method of preparation:

    • Add prepared milk and oats in a large casserole.
    • Bring to boil with stirring then cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
    • Serve in individual bowls.
    • Slice banana into small slices and add on top of the oats mixture.

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