Oat Milk: Helping To Balance Blood Sugar, Naturally

Oat Milk: Helping To Balance Blood Sugar, Naturally

In recent years, oat milk has emerged as a popular alternative to traditional dairy and even other plant-based milks like almond and soy. Beyond its creamy texture and pleasant taste, oat milk offers a range of health benefits, particularly in its potential to help balance blood sugar levels naturally.

What is MYOM?

At MYOM, we're spearheading a revolution with MYOM Original Oat Blend. Our premix is rich in essential nutrients such as calcium, iodine, vitamin B12, and D3. More than just promoting sustainability, MYOM Original Oat Drink Blend aims to nourish you and be kinder to the planet. Experience the versatility and delightful taste of oat milk on-the-go, no refrigeration needed.

MYOM is completely free of any added sugar. You will see some sugar on our nutritional information, this is only ever naturally occurring sugar from the oats. In fact, you’ll see our level (1.9g per 100ml of made-up MYOM) is lower than other leading oat milk brands and semi-skimmed cow’s milk.

Understanding Blood Sugar Regulation

Blood sugar, or glucose, levels in the body are crucial for maintaining overall health. When we consume carbohydrates, they break down into glucose, which enters the bloodstream. The pancreas then releases insulin, a hormone that helps cells absorb glucose for energy. Imbalances in this process can lead to spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels, contributing to health issues like diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Oat Milk's Nutritional Profile

Most carton based oat milk is made by blending oats with water and straining the mixture to create a smooth, creamy liquid. Unlike dairy milk, it is naturally lactose-free and low in saturated fats. Oats themselves are rich in complex carbohydrates and fibre, which play a key role in how oat milk affects blood sugar levels.

  • Complex Carbohydrates: Oats are a source of complex carbohydrates, which are digested more slowly than simple sugars. This slow digestion helps prevent rapid spikes in blood sugar levels after consuming oat milk, providing a more stable source of energy.

  • Fibre Content: Oats are notably high in soluble fibre, particularly beta-glucan. Fibre slows down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, which further helps in maintaining steady blood sugar levels. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with insulin resistance or diabetes.

  • Protein and Fat Content: Oat milk contains small amounts of protein and fat, which also contribute to its ability to moderate the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. This balanced macronutrient profile can help prevent sudden blood sugar spikes.

      How Does MYOM compare?

      MYOM stands out by offering an oat milk that is lower in calories, carbohydrates, and sugars than the leading ready-to-drink oat milk brands. Whilst being carefully fortified to provide a source of essential nutrients such as calcium, iodine, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.

      Carbohydrates often get a bad rap in diet culture, but they’re actually one of the key macronutrients that provide the body with energy. There is some concern and research about excess carbohydrate consumption contributing to weight gain and blood sugar dysregulation. Type and quantity of carbohydrate is important, MYOM offers a lower carbohydrate content than the leading oat milk brand without sacrificing taste.

      ‚ÄúOf which sugars‚ÄĚ on our nutrition label is how much of the carbohydrate content comes from sugar. Don‚Äôt worry, these are never added sugars and only ever the naturally occurring sugars from the oats. MYOM sets itself apart by containing lower total carbohydrates and naturally occurring sugars compared to the market-leading oat milk brand.

      MYOM Original Oat: carbohydrate 4.7g, sugars 1.9g per 100ml. Oatly Semi-Skimmed (LL UK): carbohydrate 7.0g, sugars 3.4g per 100ml.

      You can read more about MYOM nutrition here.

      MYOM Health Advantages

      Introducing MYOM into your diet can offer several other health advantages…

      • Calories: Calories serve as a measure of the energy you gain from a food or a drink. Lower calorie options are often sought for weight management or general health. Although, we think there is more to food and drink than calories; MYOM in fact has fewer calories compared to the leading oat milk brands.

      • Good fat: We carefully chose rapeseed oil due to its more beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acid profile when compared to other seed oils. Rapeseed oil is higher in omega 3 fatty acids and lower in omega 6. MYOM is low-fat, containing 1.4g fat per 100ml when made-up, and 0.2g of that is saturated fats. This fat comes from the oats and rapeseed oil in MYOM, and the levels would be classified ‚Äėgreen‚Äô in the traffic light labelling system.

      • Nutrient Density: MYOM is carefully¬†fortified to provide a source of essential nutrients such as calcium, iodine, vitamin B12 and¬†vitamin D.

        How to Use MYOM Oat Milk

        MYOM Oat milk can be used in various ways, similar to dairy milk or other milk alternatives:

        • In Coffee and Tea: MYOM Oat milk froths well at 62C and adds a creamy texture, making it a popular choice for lattes and cappuccinos. A barista version will be available from late Summer 2024. You can read more about why MYOM is perfect in tea and coffee here.
        • In Cereal and Smoothies: Use oat milk as a base for cereal, oatmeal, or smoothies to enjoy its nutritional benefits in a convenient form.
        • In Baking and Cooking: Oat milk can be used in cooking and baking recipes as a substitute for dairy milk.

          Conclusion

          MYOM oat milk offers a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional dairy and other plant-based milks. Its ability to help balance blood sugar levels naturally, thanks to its fibre and complex carbohydrate content, makes it a particularly valuable choice for those looking to manage their blood glucose levels effectively. Whether enjoyed on its own, in beverages, or as an ingredient in cooking, MYOM oat milk stands out as a versatile and health-conscious option in the realm of plant-based beverages.

          At MYOM, we're committed to blending taste, convenience, and sustainability to offer the best dairy-free options for every lifestyle. However, as dietary needs can differ between individuals, it is best to talk to your nutritionist, dietitian or doctor to discuss the best plant-based milk alternative for your individual needs.

          NOTE:¬†The content of this blog, such as text, graphics and images (‚Äúcontent‚ÄĚ) is a guide for informational purposes only and written to the best of our capability for accuracy and completeness in September 2023. MYOM Ltd assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content.

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