Health & Beauty. delivery number 40: THE OATMEAL.

in naturalmedicine •  9 months ago  (edited)

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Thank you for visiting my blog and Continuing with the series of properties and benefits of fruits and vegetables, today I bring you information about:


Common oatmeal is a plant belonging to the Gramineae family and is among the healthiest cereals in the world, thanks to its organoleptic properties. This cereal has many properties for the body and that is why today I wanted to share with you some of the most important that I could investigate.




Its intake is recommended in cases of depression, physical and mental weakness, nervousness and insomnia. It is an excellent energizing food recommended for adults, children and convalescent subjects. This is thanks to the presence of B vitamins, minerals and other substances.


Thanks to the high content of dietary fiber, it is an excellent laxative food. The bran that covers the seeds has diuretic and purifying properties of the body. Also the silicon present in this cereal increases urine production.

Rich in antioxidants:

Raw oatmeal is rich in antioxidants and beneficial plant substances called polyphenols. Avenanthramides are the most important group of antioxidants that are found almost exclusively in this cereal, antioxidants, are of great importance for health, since they prevent cell degeneration and therefore prevent many diseases.

Lowers Cholesterol:

This cereal contains a specific type of dietary fiber called beta-glucan and is effective in reducing the LDL cholesterol rate. The soluble fiber present in this cereal is effective in reducing total cholesterol and low density lipoproteins.

Control type 2 diabetes:

Oatmeal, contains a high concentration of beta-glucan, therefore, it can be used for the control of type 2 diabetes since beta-glucan has proven to be a useful substance to keep blood sugar levels under control, In addition, it can improve insulin sensitivity.


According to studies, beta-glucan has potential anticancer properties, especially against colon cancer.

Protect the immune system:

Beta-glucan can significantly improve the immune system's response against bacterial infections.

Benefits for the respiratory system:

Oatmeal is also very useful for diseases related to the respiratory system. Its expectorant and mucolytic properties are necessary to dissolve and expel mucus more easily. Flour boiled in water until a creamy mixture, is a good way to prepare a poultice with expectorant effect. Useful to eliminate phlegm from the bronchi.


It can be used to apply compresses to relieve itching in case of psoriasis.


Thanks to the presence of a substance called avenin, the intake of oats benefits the thyroid gland, normalizing its function.




The consumption of foods with a high satiating power is an excellent way to keep the weight under control, Oats and foods derived from this cereal have a high satiety index. Beta-glucan promotes the release of the hormone from satiety. This property reduces calorie intake and the risk of obesity.

Take care of the skin:

It has many beneficial properties for the skin, from cleaning the skin to relieving itching when the skin is dry and irritated.

In cosmetics, oat extracts are used for the preparation of creams and oils for skin care. In particular, it is used as an emollient for particularly dry or irritated skin, some oatmeal products can improve symptoms associated with eczema.

Also thanks to its delicacy, oatmeal, is used for the preparation of emollient creams for children.

It is also used for the preparation of restructuring hair masks



Oat flakes are obtained directly from the drying and pressing of beans. They can be eaten raw in milk or cooked, in the preparation of cookies, cakes or soups and, together with those of other cereals, are used in the preparation of muesli.

Flakes are an excellent alternative to chocolate puffed rice and many other cereals that contain a lot of sugars and are used for breakfast, especially for children.

Thanks to its high nutritional value, oat-based food products such as bread, cookies, probiotic drinks, breakfast cereals, flakes and baby food are gaining increasing consideration.

It can be added to salads, to rice or it can be used as an ingredient to make crocretas, meatballs or overflows.


Oatmeal contains purines, substances that can cause allergies in sensitive people. In addition, excessive intake of purine can also create health problems. An accumulation of these substances can lead to an excess of uric acid in the blood that can lead to the formation of kidney stones or gout.

Therefore, anyone suffering from gout or kidney stones is better to avoid this food.

I prepare cooked oatmeal, with milk and cinnamon to My daughters and my husband, they love it. I have also prepared it in juice.

I hope you like this initiative ... you can make suggestions and propose fruits and vegetables for the next delivery.


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