The Benefits of Organic Oats for Children

Healthy kids make happy kids, and our organic oats come packed with essential nutrients to give them the energy to take on the day.

In this blog, we’ll look at the many benefits organic oats offer as part of a child’s diet and the ways they can be worked into different snacks and meals.

Nutrient-Rich Goodness

It’s no secret that organic oats are filled with a range of beneficial nutrients, especially for growing kids. 

Along with being a great source of carbs and fibre, oats also contain high quality protein and amino acids, both of which help promote healthy growth in children. 

The notable presence of various B vitamins (such as B1, B3, B5, and B6) helps with energy levels, providing your children with plenty of natural fuel to help them focus and stay active throughout the day.

Digestive Health Support

The digestive benefits of organic oats come in several forms.

Due to the fibre-rich nature of oats, they help promote regularity and improve overall stomach health. Oats also leave you feeling full for longer, which means your children won’t be asking for their next meal or snack as often.

Children will feel satiated for longer, reducing their caloric intake and decreasing their risk of obesity, which further benefits their digestive health in both the short- and long-term.

Boosting Immune Function

A well-oiled immune system is absolutely essential for kids as their bodies grow and work to adapt to different germs, pathogens, allergens, viruses, and diseases. There are two key components in oats that help strengthen immune systems. 

The first is Zinc, which is essential in helping your body fight off infections, improving your overall immune system, and promoting the growth and healing of tissue (skin, muscles, and joints).

The second is the fibre beta-glucan, which is known to help promote essential white blood cells that help control immunity against intracellular parasites and extracellular pathogens.

Versatile with Other Foods

Along with their many health benefits, organic oats are also incredibly versatile, allowing you to work them into a whole host of snacks, beverages, and meals.

Oats work well in cereals, yoghurts, porridge, beverages such as smoothies and milkshakes, protein and granola bars. 

They’re also a great substitute for things like buttermilk pancakes, which can instead be made as oat pancakes. They have the same appeal as their sweeter counterpart while offering far more notable health benefits for you and your kids. They’ll also fill them for longer!

Because organic oats have a relatively neutral flavour, they can substitute many ingredients in sweet and savoury meals as a healthier alternative. 

It’s a great idea to sit down with your kids, explore the range of recipes out there that utilise organic oats, and agree on which ones you’d like to try out. 

Getting your kids involved in the process and having open conversations on the health benefits of the foods they consume is an effective way of educating them. You get them actively interested in their health and well-being.

If you’re looking for some ideas to get inspired but don’t know where to start, be sure to check out our collection of delicious recipes.

At GF Oats, we love bringing delicious oat products to our customers, from organic oats to GF Oats Pancake Mix.

No matter what oat product you’re looking for, chances are we have what you need. We pride ourselves on having an extensive collection of delicious, healthy oat products. Be sure to check out our top oat products.

If you have any questions or just want to learn more about us, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us.
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