Eating oats is thoroughly and well documented to provide users with many positive health benefits. One advantage in particular, is the reduction in cholesterol. In the UK alone, studies discovered evidence that 39.65% of people have high levels of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) which is known as the 'bad cholesterol’ and as such, many health experts are pushing for an improvement in diets across the country to reduce this figure.
This is where oats come into play.
Oats contain soluble fibre which is responsible for reducing the absorption of cholesterol into your body’s bloodstream. However, some of you reading may be none the wiser on how to safely store oats to yield its numerous benefits. As such, you may be asking the question “Can you freeze oats?” in which this article will happily answer for you.
Can You Freeze Oats?
So, you have heard all the advantages of incorporating oats in your diet and may be thinking which one will give the benefits associated with oats. The answer is Oatwell’s crispy hearts cereal. You may also be thinking “Can you freeze oats?” Well the short answer is yes. You can. If you have a busy lifestyle where perhaps it is unlikely that you have the time for breakfast, storing your oats in a freezer or making overnight oats and leaving it ready for your morning breakfast can be a perfect and viable solution to help you maintain your oat consumption throughout the day.
How Long Can You Store Oats?
Now that we have answered the question “Can you freeze oats?” perhaps you are wondering “How long can you store oats for?” Well, when properly stored, oats can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. While they will be fine for consumption after this length of time, there may be a slight decline in flavour but the oats will still yield the same benefits by reducing your cholesterol and improving your overall health.
Freezing oats is a fairly straightforward process. It is recommended to store oats in individual containers in the freezer for easy grab and go meal prep. To ensure quality and freshness, there are a few safety precautions to follow when freezing oats. For example, make sure you freeze the oats in realistic portion sizes. This is to make sure you are likely to consume the food as opposed to delaying it due to the sheer volume of how much food must be left to consume. Equally, make sure you are labelling your oat containers so that cross contamination is kept to a minimum to ensure that you are getting the best for when you decide to consume your oats.
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