Oat & Apple Crumble
Oats contain beta-glucans, a soluble fibre that slows down the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. This slower digestion prevents dramatic spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels that could encourage our bodies to store fat. Oats are also a rich source of magnesium, which is key co-factor needed for energy production, and also helps to relax blood vessels and regulate blood pressure. Apples are also a great source of fibre with one large apple supplying almost 30 percent of the minimum amount of fibre that should be consumed daily. Most of this fibre is soluble and is known as ‘pectin’ which is also effective in lowering cholesterol levels. This recipe is a take on the traditional crumble recipe, but is gluten free – and much tastier! It takes only 15 minutes to make and wont leave you feeling heavy and sleepy once eaten!