The Goodness of Jungle
Supergrains are unrefined whole grains that contain all three great parts of the grain—the germ, endosperm and bran—and that makes them full of dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals. A diet full of Oats is a diet full of goodness, which includes good heart health and reduced risk of several chronic diseases.
Most foods contain insoluble dietary fibres that pass right through the digestive system. But Oats also contain soluble dietary fibres, which pass slowly through the body to help to lower cholesterol, control body glucose, and aid in digestion.
An easy way to keep your glucose levels controlled is to look at a food’s Glycaemic Index (GI). The GI is a scale for what carbohydrates do to blood glucose levels. It’s healthier to not have big spikes in blood glucose, so low GI foods are great to have in your diet. Oats are low GI and are slowly absorbed by the body, which means they give you sustained energy and a full feeling that lasts longer.
Beta-glucan is a beneficial dietary fibre found naturally in Oats. It’s a soluble dietary fibre, which means it binds to excess cholesterol and makes sure it isn’t absorbed into the body, keeping you healthy.
Products displaying the Heart Wellness logo contains sufficient Beta Glucan, which when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat, assists in reducing blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. One needs 3g of beta glucan per day to have this effect.
Oats have B vitamins, protein, and are Low GI, which all contribute to a lasting boost of energy to fuel every day.
Low in Sodium
Oats are naturally low in sodium. Low sodium intake helps to reduce blood pressure, and reduced blood pressure means a smaller risk of developing heart disease.
Jungle Oats is endorsed by the Heart & Stroke Foundation as part of a balanced, heart-healthy diet. A good varied diet and healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 80%.