Oats are an excellent source of fiber—but what you may not know is that the particular kind of fiber they contain, called beta-glucans, can help immune health.
Beta-glucans, they actually act as immunomodulatory agents, which means they trigger a series of events that can help the immune system to function more efficiently.
Oats have a high concentration of arginine, an amino acid that not only helps to regulate blood flow, heal injuries, and remove waste via the kidneys
Your body only needs a very small amount of selenium to function properly—however, even in trace doses, this mineral provides some pretty amazing health benefits.
Zinc has a profound influence. Oatmeal is one of the top foods highest in zinc, with 2 micrograms—or 21% of your recommended daily value per cup.
Difficult for many people, Vegans and vegetarians, to meet this requirement. Here's the problem with that: when your body doesn't have enough iron
According to a 2019 study, this particular group of phenolic compounds shows promising results in fighting off cancer.
While more research is needed to explore the potential of this specific effect, avenanthramides are known to suppress inflammatory responses while stimulating immune functions.