Oats are one of the ultimate endurance superfoods. They offer slow-release energy and taste great.
Steel cut oats come from the same grain as rolled oats, and are nutritionally almost identical. With rolled oats the grain is ‘rolled’ and lightly steamed before packaging, which makes them faster to cook. With steel cut oats the grain is ‘cut’ into 2-3 pieces using ‘steel’ blades. They are lower on the glycemic index than rolled oats, and take longer to digest, which means their nutrients release more slowly into the body.
The oats we use are organic, gluten free and non-GMO.
Performance Nutrients Contributed by Oats
Complex Carbohydrates take longer to digest than simple carbohydrates (sugars), helping to supply the body with sustained energy over a longer period of time. They add to the body’s glycogen stores, which fuel endurance and aid recovery.
Soluble Fiber dissolves in water and binds to nutrients and slows their absorption in to the blood. For carbohydrates, this creates a slow energy release over a longer period. It also regulates digestion and may help to prevent the GI issues common among endurance athletes.