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Benefits of Oats

Health Benefits of Oats In a Child's Diet

Unfortunately, most sweet snacks that kids love aren't exactly rich in fibre and nutritious ingredients. Luckily, our delicious flapjack bars tick both of those boxes, helping to promote healthy snacking habits in our kids' diets. 

The base of our children's snacks is made with 100% British oats, and we’re going to explore the benefits of this superfood in our children's diets. 

Oats are one of the healthiest grains to grace the planet, whole grain, and a source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. They’re also an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, which are slowly absorbed by the body, leaving us to feel fuller for longer. 

Here are just a few reasons why oats should be included in your kid’s diet…

Why Should Our Children Eat Oats

High in fibre 

Oats are an excellent source of fibre, as well as magnesium, iron and other important vitamins and minerals. As our children begin to grow and develop, they’ll require plenty of these nutritious foods to help them along the way. Oats' strong nutritional profile will help aid this development journey. 

Easy to digest 

Being a single grain food, oats are easy for children's bodies to digest. They also help to promote fullness and a healthy appetite, this, in turn, helps avoid your children developing unhealthy snacking and eating habits as they grow and develop. 

Keeps things moving 

As children begin to develop their palettes, and their likes and dislikes, it’s common for them to experience upset tummies now and then. Being a fibre-dense food, oats help to prevent this, keeping tummies happy and things moving!

Promotes good health 

Not only are oats packed full of fibre, but they also have a high protein content, which is essential for building up your child's immune system. It also means that they are a great source of energy, helping to keep them feeling satisfied and ready for the day ahead!

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