Oats

 

One of the most extensively researched foods, oats have been the subject of countless studies ranging from cholesterol control to weight loss.

What’s So Great About Oats?
Oats are the most famous for their cholesterol lowering abilities thanks to a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan. Heart disease is still claiming the most Canadian lives per year than any other disease. High cholesterol levels correlate with the buildup of plaque in blood vessel walls, and this can eventually cause a blockage and cause a heart attack, stroke, or blood clots in your body. BUT…just 3 grams of soluble oat fiber per day can lower your cholesterol by 8-23%! Awesome. GORP bars provide you with 2 grams of soluble fiber and 6 grams of total fiber…that's almost a quarter of your daily intake! That's a big high five to your intestinal health! Insoluble fiber doesn't get digested by the body because it’s roughage...a broom for your digestive tract, if you will, which means it sweeps up lingering junk and reduces your chances of getting certain cancers. Also, antioxidant compounds unique to oats help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Without boring you with the details, here’s the quick and dirty list of why oats are so darn AWESOME.

DISCLAIMER!!! Now, we aren't going to get all crazy and tell you that GORP bars can cure every ailment known to man and provide every single health benefit listed below... because that's SO not allowed :) We just want to give a shout out to our awesome ingredients for YOUR education... so you can see all the awesomeness we INTENTIONALLY pack into our bar and perhaps inspire you to incorporate some of them into your diet more often :) 

  • Heart and cardiovascular health
  • Cholesterol lowering properties
  • Provides long-lasting energy
  • Contributes to athletic performance
  • Anti-cancer
  • Can lower blood pressure
  • Improves intestinal health/bowel function
  • Aids in weight control
  • Keeps you fuller for longer
  • Gives you sustained energy
  • Helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level
  • Enhances immune system response to bacterial infection
  • Full of protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, thiamin, and vitamin E

Straight from the Canadian Prairies…we think it’s safe to call oats a SUPERFOOD. We grow them on our farm, and even though our trucking crew isn’t very fond of the itchy dust covering them from head to toe during harvest, we are pretty proud to be growing this ROCK star. That’s why they are the first ingredient in GORP Bars!