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The Secret Power of Oats…

It’s really no surprise you’re loving the way NO BULL tastes. However, we believe there’s much more to our non-dairy ice cream than creating the perfect flavor combination. While working hard to develop our first 8 desserts, the team paid close attention to the quality and origin of all sourced ingredients. One of which, is organic whole oats. After discovering these may have a range of potential health benefits for consumers, we decided to add them to our approved ingredient list. And here’s why!

In recent years, increased consumer awareness towards health has emphasized the adoption of a high fiber diet. On this list is oats – loaded with dietary fiber (in fact, more than many other grains!) and a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. One paper published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine assessed several oat experiments spanning across more than a decade. Their discovery? Eating foods rich in whole-oat sources of soluble fiber, such as oats, oat bran, and oat flour, may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. They also concluded that the consumption of oats and oat-based products significantly reduces total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations without adverse effects on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or triglyceride concentrations. Thus, promoting the use of oats in functional food products has been found to improve the overall quality of foodstuffs.

In fact, further exploration and research from Harvard University indicates the primary type of soluble fiber in oats, beta-glucan, aids in slowing digestion, increasing satiety, and suppressing appetite. Beta-glucan can bind with intestinal acids, transport them through the digestive tract, and eventually, out of the body. The best part? One of the many uses of beta-glucan is stabilizing ice creams.

NO BULL Dairy-Free Oat-Based Frozen Dessert, Sea Salt Caramel, bowl above shot

Oats are also rich in a range of important minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, such as phosphorous, thiamine, magnesium, and zinc. Just 100 grams of oats contains 51 percent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of thiamine, 8 percent riboflavin, 5 percent niacin, 6 percent vitamin B6, 26 percent iron, 44 percent magnesium, 52 percent phosphorus, 12 percent potassium, 26 percent zinc, and 246 percent manganese. Yep…we’re definitely onto something here!

As knowledge about the many nutritional benefits of oats continues to increase, so has the demand for oat-based products. By using an oat base, instead of coconut or nuts, our quality frozen dessert components offer great taste and texture, with most flavors under 190 calories and only 6 grams of fat per serving.  We want you to know that consciously sourcing the finest ingredients for your enjoyment will always to be a top priority for us. And really…there’s no bull about that!