– Oats are highly nutritious.
– Phytic acid contained in oats inhibits calcium, phosphorous and potassium assimilation.
– Chewing oat flakes will help alleviate gastric acidity.
– Hot oatmeal is mildly diuretic, easy to digest, and provides your organism with most of the nutrients it needs.
– Oats help lower blood sugar levels and regulate high blood pressure.
– Mucilage and saponine contained in oats are also beneficial.
– Dr. J. Anderson of the University of Kentucky showed that whole grain oatmeal (cooked or not) regulates cholesterol levels, lowering levels of harmful cholesterol by 20%, and raising levels of beneficial cholesterol by 15%. This makes it a food of choice for persons suffering from cardiovascular problems.
– One bowl of oatmeal per day is sufficient.
– Oatmeal cure: eat whole grain oats daily, morning and night, for three weeks.
– Oatmeal is recommended for:
– patients during periods of convalescence
– growing children
– diabetics (an oatmeal cure, with medical permission, can be very beneficial)
– For children and convalescents, add milk (preferably skimmed milk), raisins, nuts (hazelnuts, almonds) and honey to hot oatmeal.
– Persons suffering from intestinal inflammation (gastroenteritis), hyperacidity, aerophagia, intestinal fermentation or diarrhoea, should eat oatmeal prepared with water and a little salt.