Oatmeal – A Magical Health Food

Oatmeal – A Magical Health Food

Oats are one of the most wonderful super grains with a high content of soluble and insoluble fiber. As a health conscious member of the family, opting for oats in your daily diet becomes a must as they have immense health benefits. Oats are indeed a magical super grain that keeps our hearts healthy, helps achieve longevity and is also a great immune system booster. So now is the time to consider eating oats every day and making healthy choices for an energetic life.

As a man’s life becomes increasingly stressful and sedentary in this fast-paced yet wonderful and technological world, the addition of a highly nutritious food like oats should rarely be underestimated.

Here’s a simple recipe for an oat drink that can be taken either in the morning or in the evening. This recipe will help you make a delicious oatmeal drink in less than 4 minutes:

ingredients: 2 cups of water

1 1/2 tablespoons oats

A pinch of salt

Sugar as needed (optional)

Dried fruits like cashew/almonds (optional)

Soaked (overnight) fenugreek seeds – 1/2 or 1 teaspoon (optional)

Milk – quarter of a cup

method of preparation: Boil water with oatmeal and add a pinch of salt. Let cook for 2 minutes. add milk. Also add sugar if needed. (If sugar is added, do not add the soaked fenugreek seeds). Also add dried fruit. Drink it hot and enjoy the delicious health drink.

Oats have several health benefits that can be highlighted as follows:

1. Heart Disease & Cholesterol: Oats are great cholesterol reducers. It eliminates the bad LDL cholesterol in the body without lowering HDL, the good cholesterol that keeps the heart very healthy. Also, research shows that a person who regularly consumes oats is less likely to suffer from heart problems and diseases.

2. Big cancer fighter: Oats contain a specific chemical called phytochemicals that help prevent and fight cancer. Since oats greatly aid in bowel movements, it protects and guards against gastrointestinal and colon cancer. In addition, the lignans found in oats reduce the risk of hormone-related diseases such as breast, endometrial, prostate and ovarian cancer.

3. Strengthening of the immune system: Regular consumption of oats goes a long way in boosting our overall immune system, thereby protecting us from viral and bacterial fevers and infections.

4. Balanced nutrition: Oats are a nutritionally balanced meal containing thiamine; riboflavin; iron and sheets; Calcium and Phosphorus which enrich our lives by keeping us physically fit and strong. It also has the nutritional value either equal to or higher than fruit/vegetables, thus promoting perfect health.

5. Cures constipation: Since the intake of oats aids in bowel movements, it helps in relieving constipation and also prevents gastrointestinal health problems.

6. Helps reduce and maintain weight: Since oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, it creates a feeling of satiety and fights obesity, thus helping to maintain and reduce weight.

7. Good for brain and memory capacity: Because oats are high in vitamin B, they are an excellent food source for a good memory and keeps us mentally active and alert.

8th. Also good for dry skin and hair: Oat mask along with honey is one of the face masks commonly used to nourish and moisturize your dry skin. Also, oats are a great product when applied topically to the hair as well, since most shampoos contain oats as one of their main ingredients, which makes hair silky, soft, and strong.

So if you really do care about yourself, all your family and friends, the health benefits of oats are definitely not worth ignoring. So why not cultivate the habit of including oats in your daily diet? Plus, it’s easy to cook and a cheap superfood. So don’t hesitate. Take the initiative to eat oatmeal daily, either in the evening or in the morning, depending on your preference, and you will make a significant contribution to your overall health.

Thanks to Yasmin M Elias


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