Reasons to start the day with oats

Oats are nature’s perfect energy-source and, for almost a century, Jungle Oats has been South Africa’s breakfast favourite.

Here are a few good reasons to start your day with oats:

Oats are high in fibre

Jungle Oats are full of fibre, which is essential for heart and colon health. Fibre assists in lowering cholesterol, stabilising blood sugar levels and preventing constipation (if combined as part of balanced diet, low in salt and fat).

Oats contain minerals

Jungle Oats contain important minerals, like iron and zinc and other essentials for good health.

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Easy to make and diet-friendly

If you’re watching your weight, a bowl of Jungle Oats is the perfect breakfast. It’s an easy-to-prepare, balanced meal that provides sustained energy for the day. Oats helps keep you feeling fuller for longer, and so less likely to snack indiscriminately.

“Oats are a reliable and wholesome source of long-lasting fuel for your body. Jungle Oats helps you start strong and stay ahead. Whatever kind of champion you are, we have a natural source of energy for you,” explains Jungle Oats Marketing Executive, Maria Soares.

Pass on the porridge

But what if you’re one of those people who don’t enjoy porridge?

The good news is that there are lots of ways to prepare oats and there are various Jungle Oats products to suit to you and your lifestyle.

For kids, there is Crunchalots and for people on the run there is the convenient Jungle Oats Instant and Jungle OatsoEasy range. For the more athletic, there is Jungle Ultra and for families, the original Jungle Oats Hot porridge. The more health conscious could include Jungle (or Tiger) Oats in their favourite home-made muesli mix. New products have also been launched, including Jungle Oatso Easy Cups, with instant Jungle Oats, real fruits and nuts. All you have to do is add boiling water, stir and enjoy it from the cup.

Smoothie recipes

Another breakfast alternative is to whip up a smoothie. Chef Zola Nene, chef and food stylist on SABC’s Expresso Show, created two delicious breakfast smoothies.

Read on for the recipes…

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