Description of oatmeal:
Oat groats (oatmeal) is a porridge made from oatmeal. Oatmeal is obtained by processing (steaming, conditioning and film removal) of oat grains. Oat groats can be of different types: oat groats not crushed, rolled oats, oat flakes Hercules, Extra 1, Extra 2, Extra 3.
Depending on the type of cereal, the cooking time of oatmeal varies. Oatmeal can be boiled in water or milk. Also, honey, sugar, various fruits, and berries are often added to oatmeal.
The composition of oatmeal:
The composition of oatmeal includes vitamins A, E, K, PP, group B, macro- and microelements: calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, silicon, iron, sodium, iodine, manganese, fluorine, nickel and other mineral substances. Oatmeal is rich in valuable vegetable protein that contains essential amino acids. Oatmeal contains a lot of fiber, vegetable fats, and other healthy substances.
The calorie content of oatmeal cooked in water without the addition of butter, milk, sugar, honey, and other ingredients is about 90 kcal per 100 grams of the product.
Useful properties of oatmeal:
Oatmeal helps strengthen the immune system.
Favorably affects the cardiovascular system, helps to lower cholesterol, serves as a prophylaxis of atherosclerosis and other diseases of blood vessels and the heart.
Oatmeal is an indispensable tool for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It facilitates digestion, enveloping the stomach with a thin film, reduces the acidity of gastric juice, cleanses the intestines, helps to cope with constipation, improves metabolism.
Useful for people with diabetes.
Oatmeal contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, helps fight stress, uplifting.
It has a good effect on the functioning of the brain, improves memory, helps to concentrate.
Oatmeal is good for healthy bones and teeth.
Oatmeal favors the removal of heavy metals from the body, therefore it is recommended for residents of large cities and environmentally disadvantaged regions.
Experts advise including oatmeal (cooked on water) in the diet of overweight people who want to lose weight, as well as those who want to maintain their harmony.
Oatmeal helps to increase muscle tissue.
Regular consumption of oatmeal has a very beneficial effect on the condition of the skin, making it more clean and velvety, and helping to preserve youthfulness for a long time.
Oatmeal is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance and allergy to gluten. Oatmeal is not recommended for young children. Excessive consumption of oatmeal can harm even a completely healthy person, as it can lead to impaired absorption of calcium in the body. In addition, it should be cautious about instant oatmeal, as it is devoid of many useful properties and may contain substances that are harmful to health.