Article by Dave Edward explaining soaked oats
• Oats are High in Vitamins and Minerals and rich in Antioxidents.
• Oats are higher in Soluble Fiber than other grains which Suppressses the Appetite and Slows Digestion.
• Oats are also high in Beta-Glucan (2.3-8.5%)
• Beta-glucans are being used as an alternative to antibiotics in animal production systems because of their ability to help the animal fight off disease naturally
• Promotes optimum health and function of the immune system
• Activates white blood cells in the immune system
• Lowers Cholesterol
• Reduces Arterial Inflammation
• Lowers Blood Sugar
• Lowers Insulin Levels
• Decrease the risk of heart disease
• Increase resistance to Bacterial infections
• Increase resistance to Fungal infections
• Increase resistance to Parasitic infections
• Fights Tumor Growth
Fermenting / Sprouting / Soaking Oats especially in the Summer months you can add to their nutritional value while also helping keep them cool internally. Remember, digestion causes heat by making the organs and muscles work. Oats slow digestion and make them eat less making it a great warm day feed.
NOTE: OATS ARE A SUPPLEMENT AND NOT A COMPLETE FEED
3 ways to Use:
• Soaked Oats – recommended mix up to 20% of a daily ration added to feed. (start slow building up to 20%)
Soak appropriate amount of WHOLE OATS for 1-3 days. Add Apple Cider Vinegar for added benefits and to help prevent mold.
• Fermented Oats – recommended mix up to 20% of a daily ration added to feed. (start slow building up to 20%)
Soak appropriate amount of WHOLE OATS for 4-15 days. Add Apple Cider Vinegar for added benefits and to help prevent mold.
• Sprouting Oats / Fodder – involves soaking oats overnight and then watering them daily until they have sprouted into plant starts. By Sprouting Fodder we open up the available nutrients that are stored in each grain/seed.
ALL THOUGHTS & OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. ALWAYS CONSULT A VETERINARIAN