Healthy Highlights: 5 Reasons to LOVE oats!

11178535_10153229361435699_612422032_nOats! They are a staple in my diet, and for so many reason! Whether in my morning smoothie, a bowl for breakfast, or part of my latest sweet treat recipe – there are several reasons to love oats.

1.  Oats are a good source of silica. Silica is known by some as the greatest beauty mineral as it assists healthy connective tissues (think muscles, hair, nails, bone and skin!)

2. Oats are an amazing source of fibre. Fibre not only helps to lower cholesterol, but aids 11093823_10153229361200699_1251999542_ndigestion, and decrease the risk of diabetes and weight gain. I personally love gluten free oats!

3. Oats are amazing for your skin! Treat your skin to a deliciously cleansing mask. Mix:

  •  2 tbsp oats
  •  2 tbsp natural yoghurt
  •  Juice 1⁄2 lemon
  •  1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or splash of water
  • Combine in a bowl, and leave on skin for 15 minutes

4. Oats contain  complex carbohydrates aka the best kind of carbohydrate! Contrary to popular belief, carbs are not the devil! They are actually the body’s chief source of energy. 11180059_10153232080185699_160501027_nThey’re also the easiest macronutrient to absorb, thanks to their ability to quickly convert into glucose for energy. However, to sustain energy, it’s better for our bodies to absorb glucose slowly. That’s why it’s important to go for ‘complex’ rather than ‘simple’ carbs

5. Oats can be so versatile! I love them best for breakfast or dessert. Sweet tooth? Try my  Nutella Oats or my Apple Pie Oats! Loving oats for breakfast? Try my Crunchy Peanut Butter and Banana Porridge. Yum!








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  • Absolutely! Oats can be called the number one diet. All oats’ benefits are known today, but it doesn’t seem enough, so we need to repeat it over and again so everyone understands. It is known the human body’s immunity against a disease such as tuberculosis relates to a lack of silica in the body. And as you said oats are a good source of silica.


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