How to make oat milk and its benefits
Oat milk is often high in B vitamins like riboflavin (B2) and vitamin B12 which have been shown to be essential for optimal health and have been linked to numerous benefits.
According United States NIH, the vitamin B12 in oat milk helps relieve stress, prevent oxidative damage, and support healthy hair, nails, and skin. A lack of vitamin B12 can cause weak nails, hair and skin.
Oat milk is rich in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber that has been shown to benefit the heart.
According Health line, beta-glucan is a type of fiber that forms a gel-like substance in your gut and binds to cholesterol, reducing its absorption in the body. It also helps lower blood cholesterol levels, especially LDL levels, known as bad cholesterol. LDL has been linked to heart disease.
Regular consumption of oat milk can lower total and LDL cholesterol by three percent and five percent, respectively. Apolipoprotein B is the main protein found in LDL cholesterol and oat milk can also help lower its levels.
Oat milk is rich in calcium and vitamin D, which are important nutrients for bone health. Calcium is important for the formation of strong and healthy bones. A lack of calcium in your diet can make your bones brittle, leading to fractures or breaks.
Adequate levels of vitamin D are equally important as they aid in the absorption of calcium from the digestive tract. A lack of vitamin D can prevent your body from getting enough calcium and thus weaken your bones.
As mentioned earlier, oat milk contains vitamin B12 and it has been linked to healthy bones and a lower risk of osteoporosis.
According Food data center, a cup of oat milk provides 20% of the required daily intake of vitamin D and 50% of the required intake of vitamin B12.