Oat drink is a plant-based milk alternative that is made from oats, water, and sometimes a small amount of oil or sweetener. It is a good source of dietary fibre, protein, and carbohydrates, and is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free. Here are some potential health benefits of oat drink:
- Heart health: Oat drink is high in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Blood sugar control: Oat drink is a low glycaemic index food which means it can help to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Digestive health: The high fibre content of oat drink can help to promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation.
- Weight management: Oat drink is a relatively low-calorie food, and its high fibre content can help to promote feelings of fullness, which may aid in weight management.
- Allergen-free: Oat drink is a good alternative to cow’s milk for those who are lactose intolerant or have a cow’s milk allergy.
- Good source of Vitamin B: Oat drink contains Vitamin B which is essential for energy metabolism, supporting the nervous system and maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. It's worth noting that oat drink is not a complete source of protein, so it's not recommended for infants, but it can be a good alternative for adults and children over 1 year old.