Oat Flour: Gluten-Free Flour for a Healthy Heart

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Oat flour is loaded with nutrients and health benefits that have been shown to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, lower cholesterol levels and more.

Oats are safe for those with a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance. Easier to digest, and less likely to cause any reactions. So the good news is that as long as you use 100 percent pure oat flour. That has not contaminated by gluten-rich flours, it’s a great choice for people looking to avoid gluten.

Benefits of using Oat Flour instead of wheat flour

1. Reduces Heart Disease Risk

An epidemiology study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at the relationship between dietary fiber intake. The risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease in 9,776 adults. The researchers found that subjects consuming the most fiber. 20.7 grams per day, had 12 percent less CHD. 11 percent less CVD compared to those eating the least amount (five grams per day) of fiber.

The subjects who ate the most water-soluble dietary fiber had even more impressive results with a 15 percent reduction in CHD risk and a 10 percent reduction in CVD risk. Oats contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. This research confirms that eating high-fiber foods, like oat flour, can help prevent heart disease.

2. Lowers Cholesterol levels

Another reason that oat flour is so great for the heart is that it’s been shown to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Specifically, it’s the beta-glucan (β-glucan) found mainly in the endosperm cell. Wall of oats that are believed to be responsible for decreasing total serum cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. β-glucan is a highly glutinous soluble fiber so as. It travels through the small intestine, it actually limits the absorption of dietary cholesterol.

Recent studies have shown that regularly consuming water-soluble. Viscous-forming fibers like those found in oat flour can reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels by about 5 percent to 10 percent.

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