Oats & Whey's nutrient-packed ingredients will help you power-up for a demanding day. Our commitment to health is evident through our use of organic whole oat powder, ultra-filtered whey protein, and prebiotics for gut health. Oats & Whey also contains natural flavors and sweeteners with no added color. When you want a fast, nutritious, and tasty meal supplement or post-exercise recovery shake, choose Oats and Whey!
Whey Protein 80 (WPC-80)
WPC-80 is one of the highest grades of whey protein concentrate available. WPC-80 is a premium ultra-filtered protein with an exceptionally high biological value.* Research has shown that when one is looking to speed up recovery from exercise, whey protein reigns supreme, in part due to being abundant in branch chain amino acids.* In addition to enhancing muscle recovery, whey protein also appears to positively affect weight management, immune and cardiovascular health.*
Organic Whole Oat Powder
When it comes to a slower digesting, fiber rich source of carbohydrates to fuel the body's daily adventures, look no further than organic whole oat powder. In addition to being rich in beta-glucan, a specific type of fiber which is associated with decreased blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, organic whole oat powder also contains avenanthramide; a compound found only in oats which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.* Add this to the positive effects oats have on blood glucose levels, and one can easily see why it's often considered the "king of the grains."*
Naturally Occurring Resistant Starches
One is only as healthy as their gut. This makes sense as it is the body's largest immune organ. Emerging research indicates that the gut microbiome, which consists of the bacteria and "environment" present within the large intestines, plays a significant role in optimizing one's overall health. However, in order to have a thriving gut microbiome, one needs to be feeding it the "right stuff." This is where resistant starches come in to play.
In contrast to regular starches, which are absorbed in the small intestine, resistant starches avoid breakdown and travel to the large intestines where they serve as food (ie – prebiotics) for bacteria present within the gut. However, despite the fact that resistant starches act as fibers, they are often not represented in the fiber content on food labels. Recent research indicates that ~25% of all the starch present within raw oats is resistance starch.
Once metabolized, resistant starches are converted to short chain fatty acids, absorbed by the body and exert positive effects on the cells lining the large intestines and potentially blood lipid levels. Additionally, relative to regular starches, resistant starches are also beneficial for individuals looking to lower the glycemic and insulin response of their meals.
To further boost the health benefits of Oats & Whey, Dietetic Advantage has added inulin, a prebiotic fiber which has been shown to increase concentrations of bifidobacteria, a specific type of bacteria which plays a critical role in overall gut health.*
No Added Sugar!
Sugar is sugar, and its excess in the diet is absolutely, unequivocally harmful to health. Whether refined or unrefined sugar — it doesn't matter. According to the FDA, experts suggest that, "For the average American, 16 percent of their total daily calories come from added sugars. The major sources are soda, energy and sports drinks, grain-based desserts, sugar-sweetened fruit drinks, dairy-based desserts and candy." The widespread health consequences of sugar intake are so alarming, that the FDA has finalized new changes for the Nutrition Facts Label which will require the amount of added sugars to be disclosed. Oats & Whey does NOT contain added sugar; it only contains naturally-occurring sugar.
No Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Sweeteners!
Sugars are not the only concern. Many companies use artificial sweeteners which also have numerous health concerns. Perhaps the most common artificial sweetener in the food and beverage industry is sucralose. Sucralose is a synthetic organochlorine sweetener that has been shown in clinical studies to alter the microbial composition in the gastrointestinal tract, reducing beneficial bacteria. Sucralose has also been shown to negatively alter glucose and insulin levels. Oats & Whey is sweetened with stevia leaf extract, a natural extract that is up to 150 times the sweetness of sugar. When directly compared to the artificial sweetener Aspartame, Stevia has been shown to reduce blood glucose spikes following a standardized meal.*
In addition, the food and supplement industry often uses synthetic food dyes (artificial color) to make beverages and food appear bright and bold. However, research strongly suggests an association between the ingestion of synthetic food dyes and attention deficit hyperactive disorders (ADHD).* Synthetic food dyes are made from petrochemicals and include FD&C Blue #1, Blue #2, Green #3, Red #3, Red#40, Yellow #5, and Yellow #6. Oats & Whey is proudly formulated using only ALL-NATURAL colors, flavors and sweeteners.
Suggested Use: As a meal supplement, mix 1 to 1.5 servings of Oats & Whey with approximately 6 fl. oz. of cold water or milk. Blend, shake or stir and enjoy.
Post-Training (optional): Mix 1.5 servings of Oats & Whey with approximately 6 fl. oz. of cold water or milk following your training session or athletic event.