Dr. C here,
About a month ago I said that now is a good time to make peace with carbohydrates. They are inexpensive, they have a long shelf life, and they may be the last foods on the shelf in the grocery store.
Many of them also have dramatic health benefits – oats are one of the best examples.
You can find many different types of oats:
- Whole oat groats
- Steel-cut oats
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 minute rolled oats
- Instant oats
If you are avoiding gluten, oats are naturally gluten-free. Some companies process oats and wheat on the same machines and can have gluten from wheat as a contaminant in the oats.. Many do not and can certify their oats as gluten-free foods.
The serving size is 1/4 cup dry for whole oat groats and steel-cut oats, and 1/2 cup dry for rolled oats.