As a Registered Dietitian, oats are one of my all time favorite ingredients. Oats are super nutritious and versatile. I have plenty of oatmeal recipes, from stovetop oats, to baked oatmeal, to overnight oats.
Nutritionally, oats provide several nutrients, including:
- Dietary fiber – both soluble and insoluble fiber
- Plant-based protein
- B Vitamins
Oats are one of the best food sources of soluble fiber. This type of fiber is particularly important for heart health, because it can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.