Oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth.
They’re whole grains that are gluten free and are high in antioxidants and minerals essential to the human body.
Oat is known to contribute to weight loss, help lower blood sugar and even lower cholesterol levels.
How to make oatmeal
-1/2 cup of oats
-1 cup (250 ml) of water
-A pinch of salt
-Combine everything in a pot and turn up the heat a little.
-Reduce heat and allow to a simmer and cook.
-Keep stirring until it’s cooked, sticky and soft.
-To make oatmeal tastier and even more nutritious fruits, nuts, seeds and milk.
1.Oats Can Lower Cholesterol and Stabilize Blood Sugar
Oats contain soluble and insoluble fibers which forms a viscous gel that helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood glucose levels and helps to curtail constipation and improving intestinal health respectively.
2.Oats May Protect Your Heart and Your Colon
A variety of antioxidants known as avenanthramides are found exclusively in oats. Avenanthramides may help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the production of nitric oxide. They have also been observed to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-itching activity, and may provide additional protection against coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and skin irritation.
3.Oats May Help You Control Your Weight
Oats can keep you feeling fuller longer, thereby helping you control your weight.
By delaying the time it takes your stomach to digest and empty off food, the beta-glucan in oatmeal may increase your feeling of fullness
4.Finely Ground Oats May Help With Skin Care
Oats are often found in numerous skin care products. Oats have long been used in treatment of itch and irritation in various skin conditions. Oats are known to soak up excess oil and help treat acne when made into a facial scrub (A tablespoon of oatmeal, ground brown sugar, raw honey and jojoba/tea tree oil). Oats based skin products may improve uncomfortable symptoms of eczema
5.Providing plenty of vitamins and minerals
Oats are nutrient-rich food that contains many vitamins and minerals while being low in calories.
Eating low-calorie foods that are high in nutrients can provide a person with the nutrients that their body needs while helping them lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
Naturally oatmeal contains:
* vitamins B-1 and B-5
Amongst other minerals.
6. Reducing the risk of asthma
Asthma , a common condition in children is an inflammatory disorder of the airways.
Studies have shown that children that eat oats as one of their first foods were less likely to develop asthma by the age of 5 years. Other foods that may reduce the risk include:
* barley cereals
Oatmeal is one of the most nutritious foods. It has numerous health benefits for both children and adults and hence should be incorporated into our daily meal plans.