Oats are a cereal grain with high soluble fiber content. They are a source of food for both people and animals and an ingredient in the production of cosmetics. The majority of harvested oats are used in animal feed.

Oats have many health benefits for humans:

  • High soluble fibers – Oats make you full longer and regulate blood sugar and cholesterol.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties – Oats have been clinically shown to prevent inflammation and heal dry, itchy skin.
  • Best amino acid balance of all cereal grains – Oats are used as a water binding agent in skin care products, shampoos, moisturizers and cleansing bars.

Some food products that use oats include cookies, cereals, bread, muffins, crackers, snacks and even beer.