Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The Skinny on Oats, Oatmeal, Vitamins, Nutrition for Skin Care and Bath Products


Oats (botanical name Avena sativa)

An oat is a grass that produces a fibrous root and a hollow jointed stem with narrow, flat, pale-green leaves. Oats are native to southern Europe and eastern Asia. They are widely cultivated as a food.

An oat is an edible cereal grain produced by the cereal grass of the same name. They are light colored and have a nutty flavor and a chewy texture.Usually we think of them as breakfast food but oatmeal has long been known for its skin-soothing properties. Many skin lotions and ointments are formulated with oats for it's skin healing properties.

As a nutritious breakfast food oats provide a healthy addition to your diet in that there is 140 calories per 1/2 cup serving. They also provide 4g of dietary fiber, of which 2g of this is soluble fiber and 2g is insoluble. Insoluble fibers are those that cannot be dissolved in water. And soluble fibers can be dissolved in water. They provide 10% of your daily iron needs. Also of this 1/2 cup serving, there is 26g of carbohydrate and 2.5g of fat, which is considered lowfat.

Three grams of soluble fiber from oatmeal daily, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Besides all this, this nourishing cereal also contains, vitamins, starches, minerals and 5g of protein. Clinical trials have been done, and they have shown that regular consumption of oat bran reduces blood cholesterol levels in just one month. High-fiber diets may also reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancers.

Oats contain the alkaloid, gramine, which has been credited with mild sedative properties.

There are several forms of oats on the market and the following lists the most popular kinds. Whole oats without the hulls are groats.

Rolled: Oat groats that have been steamed then flattened into flakes. Also, known by the more common name of old-fashioned.

Quick-cooking: Oat groats that are cut into several pieces before rolling to shorten the cooking time.

Instant oatmeal: Oat groats that are cut into very small pieces and processed so that they need no cooking, just add boiling water.

Steel-cut: Oat groats that have been cut by steel blades. Often called Irish or Scottish oatmeal.

Oat flour: The finely ground grain.

Oat bran: The ground outer layer of the oat. Used as a hot cooked breakfast cereal and is a good source of fiber.

Other uses for Oats Are in Skin and Bath Products.

Oatmeal is found in many bath products and skin and body products. Oatmeal baths are wonderful for soothing dry, flaking skin, and poison ivy and dermatoses. It alleviates itching from poison oak and chicken pox. It has long been used in facial scrub products and is a very natural product.

Oat straw contains high levels of silicic acid, which makes it an effective treatment for many skin diseases, especially those associated with the nervous system. Try using an external oat-straw preparation to relieve shingles and herpes.

Besides eating them in the form we are most familiar with, the box of oats that we purchase in the supermarket, oat products can be purchased in commercial form as capsules, extracts, and tinctures.

One expert lists the primary functions of oats as: If eaten, a supportive, nurturing tonic for the nervous system, If eaten, it can be used to alleviate digestive problems associated with stress and tension, If applied externally, it can relieve skin diseases especially those with a nervous basis.

Nick A. James offers informative tips and information on nutrition, health and working from home. Get the Exclusive Free Report! -6 Steps to Simplify Your Life, Improve Your Health & Give You Dynamic Energy! His many years of Internet Marketing expertise puts him in unique position to help others starting a home business. For free advice, health blog, and cutting edge info contact him at: http://www.health-goji-juice.com


MORE RESOURCES:

NPR (blog)

Blending Vs. Juicing? How To Get The Most Nutrition From Your Fruit
NPR (blog)
At a time when Americans consume, on average, only about one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables a day when we're supposed to consume five to 13 servings, the appeal of juice and smoothies is pretty obvious. Juice can be a convenient way to ...

and more »


nwitimes.com

Heart Healthy Diet Nutrition experts recommend more nuts
nwitimes.com
Nutrition experts recommend the inclusion of nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 60 percent of Americans don't consume these foods on a daily basis. The study, released in ...



Chicago Daily Herald

Don't overlook importance of nutrition in your wellness
Chicago Daily Herald
Don't overlook the importance of nutrition and how it affects your results and overall well-being. Below are the three most common nutrition mistakes we find with new clients and how to fix them. Mistake #1: Eating most of your calories at dinner and ...

and more »


The Daily Pennsylvanian

Dan's daily dish on nutrition
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Most dieting advice is ineffective and comes and goes as a fad. What trustworthy resource do Penn Students have to properly structure their meals? Look no further — Dan Connolly is Bon Appétit's new registered dietitian who aspires to be social media ...



Capital Press

WIC win based on nutrition, potato council CEO says
Capital Press
Critics argued that people eat too many potatoes already, despite potatoes having the nutrition that program participants need, Keeling said. The council's research with the Alliance for Potato Research and Education indicates that WIC mothers consume ...



Duluth News Tribune

Duluth doula's placenta pills give new moms a nutrition choice
Duluth News Tribune
Jesse Dykhuis is a birth doula and even she was a bit “creeped out” about the notion of women eating their placenta after birth to improve their mental and physical health. Advertisement. Print. Tom Little. LITTLE name. BIG results. Print. SuperAmerica ...



Beyoncé Partners with 22 Days Nutrition
Shape Magazine
Bey's partnership with the group is timed around their new at-home meal delivery service which will join the company's offerings of cleanse products and nutrition bars clothed in gold wrappers (Willy Wonka was there first). But what exactly will her ...



One Green Planet

Best Ways to Cook Your Veggies for the Most Nutrition
One Green Planet
Alot of us are looking to get the most “bang for our buck” when it comes to nutrition and cooking our food. Afterall, we're not spending our money on healthy foods to waste the nutrients in them, right? This is one reason the raw food movement has ...



Boston Globe

Six myths about nutrition and health
Boston Globe
Fact: Vegetables are typically frozen at peak ripeness and may be more nutritious than fresh vegetables bought from the produce department out of season, said Joan Salge Blake, a registered dietitian and a clinical associate professor of nutrition at ...

and more »


NutraIngredients.com

300-strong 'teenage nutrition & health' cohort extended to 2017; diabetes ...
NutraIngredients.com
The diabetes-focused EarlyBird study is being conducted by the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in the UK and has been backed to continue the pursuit of health and nutrition data for the 300 participants who are now aged ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.