They Sometimes Find Their Way into Unhealthy Dishes
Because oats themselves are a carrier of flavour, rather than having their own distinct taste, they can sometimes be included in processed, sugary foods that will do nothing for your wallet or your waistline. Shop-bought granola and snack bars are often the biggest culprits, but there's an easy way to avoid this pitfall: make your own at home!
All Those Options Can Be Confusing
Rolled oats, steel-cut oats, instant oats . . . it can be confusing to know which ones to go for. In general, when it comes to food you should opt for the purest and most untouched variety: steel cut oats (organic, if your budget allows).
When it comes to beauty products, the hard work is done for you as the right oat will have been chosen for you. The moisturising properties of naturally active oatmeal are beneficial to just about everyone, even those with sensitive skin.
They're Not "Sexy"
The avocado has become something of a symbol of the millennial generation, while the humble oat remains less celebrated, and a little underrated. These little grains may not look as pretty on an Instagram feed, and they're unlikely to inspire their own range of clothing and accessories, but hiding in that husk are some serious superpowers.