by George Matelijan from
All carbohydrates, whether complex or simple, eventually metabolise to sugar. The primary difference is that complex carbohydrates are metabolised more slowly and produce a much more gradual increase in blood sugar. Oats are a great example of a complex carbohydrate that actually have been shown to help stabilise blood sugar. Oats also contain a component known as beta glucan. Studies show that beta-glucan has beneficial effects in diabetes. Oats are considered a low glycemic food. The Glycemic index (GI) is a numerical scale used to indicate how fast and how high a particular food can raise our blood glucose (blood sugar) level. Oats are great! I make my own muesli with organic oats, ground nuts and seeds and whatever else I fancy! Eaten with lovely soya milk or oaty milk. This is a great website for nutrition information and recipes.