Get to know your oats and make the better choice 😁
, only unprocessed rolled oats is used to make our crunchy granola 😄
Regrann from @caloriefixes
- Oats vs. Instant Oats
This is an example of why nutrition labels that may look "good" may not be if you don't look at the ingredient list!
Oats on the left: OATS! 👍🏻♥️👍🏻
Oats on the right: Oats.. WITH 🤔‼️bran, sugar, heavy salt, thickener, maple/brown sugar artificial flavour and added vitamins + minerals‼️
👉🏻14g of extra sugar, more carbs, less protein, less fibre.
This brilliant post by @missemmatroupe
shows exactly what happens when things get processed! Behind the ingredient list,
the main nutritional difference here is the glycemic index (how quickly the body digests food + how food causes blood sugar levels to fluctuate). Since instant oatmeal is more processed, it breaks down faster than regular oats, which tends to increase blood sugar.
And since regular oats are slower digesting, blood sugar levels stay more stable 👌🏼
Simply put: the more your blood sugar rises, the more fat can be stored.
There’s no need to cut all processed foods out of your diet, if you don’t wish.
Balance is GOOD!
Your main priority should be knowing what actually makes up your food and knowing what you are putting in your body.. ⠀
✅Even though Oats always sounds healthy, your best bet and ACTUALLY healthiest option most of the time is to buy Oats in those bigger 1kg bags rather than those pre-packaged and processed ready made sachets♥️