Can Oats Make You A Better Lover?
Oats are proven to support a healthy heart, and a healthy heart is key for a healthy love life. As we know the heart plays an important role in your love life as it pumps blood to your body as well as your sex organs. The beta-glucans in oats act like little artery scrubbers – and any health expert will tell you that when your arteries are clean, so is blood flow. Increased blood flow is essential for a healthy love life. Also, consuming oatmeal on a daily basis is also a great natural way of increasing testosterone in the bloodstream. Who knew, right? Testosterone is a key factor for a healthy sex drive in both men and women.
Oatmeal not only lowers cholesterol, but it’s also a great source of L-arginine, which is an amino acid that changes into nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and also improves circulation. And everyone knows that chocolate and lovers are a natural pair, right? Chocolate contains theobromine, a stimulating alkaloid similar to caffeine. It also produces serotonin, a chemical that help enhance feelings of happiness in your brain.
So this Valentine’s Day – Gluten-Free Prairie might be the perfect one stop shop for your Special Someone.
Oats and Your Heart – A Love Story
The health benefits of oats are well documented. And the information just keeps getting better and better. Specifically for the heart.
Bad cholesterol is the enemy of a healthy heart. The Mayo Clinic lists Oats as #1 in the top 5 foods to lower cholesterol. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol. Soluble fiber (beta glucan) can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases both total and LDL cholesterol. Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of fiber.
While the benefits of beta glucans in oats is making mainstream news, we think it time to start talking about Avenanthramides . We hope that this little known group of antioxidants will start to make news too. Oats are the only grain to contain this potent antioxidant which multiple studies report suppress the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), lower blood pressure and help prevent colon cancer.
Stay tuned for more exciting Oat Note News in our March Newsletter about this humble little grain.