Oats and oat are two different names for the same type of grains whose Latin name Avena sativa.
Grains of these plants are extremely useful for the nutrition and health of animals and people.
One of the benefits of these grains that are discovered is the regulation of intestine, which includes the regular emptying of the colon.
For this purpose, it is recommended consumption of oat bran in the morning, before any other food.
Recently, it was discovered that oats contain a considerable number of human health beneficial substances.
It`s time to involve oats in your diet
Among other health benefits, there is one very important ingredient – beta-glucan (certain types of soluble fiber or mucus).
This discovery made oats one of the useful ingredients on the list for lowering cholesterol levels in the blood and therefore the health of blood vessels and heart
Beta-glucan has also a positive effect on the regulation of blood sugar and improves the sensitivity of the body to insulin.
Therefore, oats or oatmeal is recommended for people that suffer from diabetes.
The Italian team of experts after conducting research on “The positive impact of beta glucan to human health” came to the conclusion that apart from reducing cholesterol oats raises the level of defense of the organism.
Thanks to the fact that it contains the highest level of soluble fiber in relation to all other grains, oats are slowly but surely returning to the human diet since the beginning of the 80s.
Oats is rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium, manganese, iodine, phosphorus, chlorine, copper, zinc, niacin and biotin.
As for vitamins, it`s rich in B group vitamins and vitamin E.
This type of whole grains also contains a very important folic acid (vitamin B9).
The folic acid participates in the synthesis of DNA and the production of red blood cells.
Folic acid is especially important in the diet of pregnant women for the proper development of the fetus.
Of course, we cannot discover all the health benefits that we can provide with a regular consumption of oats.
Here are the most important health benefits:
– Lowers blood cholesterol
– Stabilizes blood sugar levels
– Encourages regular bowel discharging
– Prevents the formation of colon cancer
– Stimulates the production of red blood cells
– Stronger muscle and bone mass
– Raises the level of endurance of the organism
– Positive effect on brain function
– Reduces the possibility of occurrence of arthritis and rheumatism in the elderly
– Reduces the possibility of asthma in children
– Provides high-quality feeling of satiety, so that prevent the development of obesity, both in children and in adults
– Provides all sleep better if consumed in the evening
Oatmeal is preparing for just a few minutes.
It would be a shame to have a breakfast made from a piece of white bread coated with butter instead of oatmeal.
To prepare the oatmeal we need 5-6 tablespoons of oats and about 1.2 liters of water.
In order to keep all valuable materials from oats, oatmeal doesn`t need to be cooked longer than 5 minutes.
After that, they should be leave in water to cool and swell.
Oatmeal has fairly neutral flavor, so it is for better pleasure if we can add various accessories depending on taste (fruit, honey, walnuts, almonds, sour milk, etc.).
And as already noted, is most useful when you are eating for breakfast.
You can prepare oatmeal in the same way with milk or broth.
NOTE: Do not throw the liquid in which oats is cooked because there are many useful substances from oats after cooking in the liquid.
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