8 everyday benefits of oatmeal
This simple ingredient is all you need to have a healthy weight, gorgeous skin, luscious hair and a happy mood. Take a look at the top 8 reasons why oats demand to be a part of your lifestyle today, tomorrow and forever!
Oatmeal for acne
Here is how you can turn your next oatmeal breakfast into an effective skin care remedy. Mix oatmeal with some honey and tomato pulp or milk and apply on the face for 10-15 minutes every day. This edible au natural face pack reduces acne breakouts, absorbs excess oil from skin, and rids blemishes, blackheads and zits.
Diabetes ka dushman
Yup, Type 2 diabetes which is usually caused because of irregular blood pressure can be controlled by making oats a regular feature in your diet. Its low glycemic index helps balance glucose levels and reduces the need for insulin injections.
Dil ka dost
Whole oats are one of the very few sources of an antioxidant called avenanthramides which helps protect the heart from disease, reduces arterial inflammation, controls cholesterol, regulates blood pressure and all-in-all make your heart function like a well-oiled machine!
Ditch the itch
Colloidal oatmeal or oatmeal ground to a fine powder is a full proof home remedy for itchiness. Just mix it with some water and apply as a pack on the itchy patch on your skin and wash off in a couple of minutes. This same simple one ingredient face pack also helps reduce the effects of dry skin!
Oats have plenty of fibre, most of which is water soluble. So it fills up the tummy and keeps it that way for a long time, urging you to eat again only once it is digested. It provides you with plenty of energy for hours!
Oats get a wonderful crunchy texture when it is baked. Plus, it adds a plenty of volume, fibre and nutrition to your baked goodie! We urge you to try these coconut oats squares with blueberries - one bite and you will understand just what we mean.
Guilt free comfort food
The next time you are feelings stressed don’t go for that tub of chocolate ice cream. Instead cook yourself an equally comforting and much more guilt free oats porridge! Sweet or savoury – go whichever way you feel like and find your stress melting away with each spoon.
Breakfast of champions
Oatmeal is a breakfast for champions and can be really delicious if you want it to! Oats cooked with milk or mixed with yogurt as a smoothie, can be dressed up using nuts, dried fruits, spice powders, fresh fruits and berries. You will never get bored because you can come up with a new crackling combination every day!
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.