Awesome Oats

Why are oats so awesome?

Why are oats so awesome?

We'll be completely honest, we're a little bit obsessed with oats. When MOMA began we researched all different types of healthy breakfasts, but everytime the oatie ones came out on top! Looking back at the history of the oat, we've been eating them since the Bronze Age so we had to be on to a winning breakfast ingredient.

Awesome Oats

Oats are one of nature's little nutritional gems, here's four reasons why...

Wholegrain Oats

Wholegrain Oats

We use only wholegrain oats in our Bircher Muesli and Porridge, which means they contain all 3 parts of the grain, which together provide fibre, carbohydrates, fat, vitamin and minerals.
Vitamin B and Folic Acid

Vitamin B and Folic Acid

Oats are a source of Vitamin B6, which plays a role in the production of energy in the body. They are also a source of folic acid which supports your immune system.
High in Fibre

High in Fibre

Oats have more soluble fibre than any other grain, so they are perfect for the digestive system. And well, we all know when fibre comes in useful day to day.
Cholesterol Reducing

Cholesterol Reducing

Oats contain a soluble fibre called Beta Glucan which helps to maintain normal cholesterol levels and has been shown to lower cholesterol levels.

Importance of Breakfast

We've all heard the saying 'Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper' but here's what the experts have to say about it...

Tom, MOMA Founder & MD

Tom, MOMA Founder & MD

"It helps me power through each morning, and I can definitely tell if I’ve missed it. It’s always handy that I’ve got so many breakfast options in our office!"

Charlie Parker, Nutritional Consultant

Charlie Parker, Nutritional Consultant

"I totally agree with the old adage 'breakfast like a king’, you need to refuel your body after a night’s sleep and by making wise food choices you can set the foundations for the rest of the day. Try combining whole grain starchy carbs (such as oats), fruit, dairy and a little protein to create a nutritionally balanced breakfast."

Mark, Head of Training at BMF

Mark, Head of Training at BMF

"Breakfast is arguably one of the most important meals of the day. During your sleep your metabolic rate will decline due to the lack of movement and nutrients entering the body and in order to kick start it back up again it requires food. It is also important to maintain a good blood glucose (sugar) level throughout the day, avoiding peaks and troughs, as these spike your hunger and make you crave sugary foods which lead to poor food choices."

Sadie Macleod of Hip & Healthy

Sadie Macleod of Hip & Healthy

"Breakfast is not only my most important meal of the day but it is my favourite too. I tend to eat a lot as I want to make sure I am properly fuelled for my busy day ahead - I have a young son, a business and often try and fit in a workout as well so it is crucial that I start the day off right by eating well as otherwise I just wouldn’t be able to achieve what I want to!"

Healthy Balanced Diets

Along with making sure you eat breakfast, it's also really important that we maintain a healthy balanced diet everyday. But does it just mean no more chocolate or crisps? No, what it means is achieving balance and moderation. There are no 'good' or 'bad' foods and it's okay to have a little bit of what you like here and there, as long as your overall diet is healthy. 

Use the Eatwell Plate to help you get the balance right. It shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group. The majority of our breakfasts contain 3 of these groups, helping you to maintain a healthy balanced diet.