If we were to conduct a wish granting fair asking people what they want to be, majority would say that they want to be healthy and beautiful. Generally, people have to stick to healthy eating habits and variety of beauty products so that they can be healthy as well as beautiful respectively. But what if we tell you we know that one meal which keeps a person both healthy and beautiful? They are Oats.
What are Oats and Oatmeal?
Oats are a whole grain food which are eaten by people for breakfast and that food is known as Oatmeal, also referred to as Porridge. They take too much time to cook but to your help even Instant Oatmeal are available in the market that are already processed and take less time to cook as compared to regular oatmeal. They nutritious, rich in fiber, antioxidants and are gluten free grains.
Health benefits of Oatmeal
Provides relief from constipation
Since oats are rich in insoluble fiber so, it is considered to be great treatment for Constipation. Having oatmeal for breakfast can provide them relief from the problem of Constipation but the quantity has to be taken care of because they are also rich in soluble fiber which can cause excessive gas.
Helps to improve asthma
Even if the problem of Asthma has been a childhood problem it can still be reduced and rather the condition can be improved if you consume oatmeal regularly. Research says that problems of childhood asthma is reduced by 66% if the person is consuming whole grains on a regular basis.
Oatmeal is also know as a comfortable food because it reduces the excess hormonal imbalances and stress that takes place in the body. They boost the mood of a person making them feel calm and full. This is very important for someone who is suffering from Hypertension. So, Oatmeal consumption is beneficial for treating Hypertension.
Aids in reducing weight
Majority of people who follow a diet have Oats in it be it in form of Oatmeal or by adding some oats in their smoothies. Oats are very helpful when you have to lose some weight without the need to starve yourself to near death. They keep your stomach full and they stay for longer.
Increases bone density
Anybody who has a problem of bones or have had a bone related disease should have oatmeal has their only breakfast option. Because it is rich in Silicon mineral, the one that helps in maintenance of bone health as well its formation.
Beauty benefits of Oatmeal
Provides relief from itchy and dry milk
A skin that is dry or rough generally causes itchiness and in order to get rid of it an Oatmeal bath is more than enough. Add a pinch of baking soda to your bath water then add some uncooked oatmeal, stir well and use it for cleaning your skin. You can also use the oatmeal as a paste to apply it on your skin then rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.
Acts as a skin moisturizer
Other than buying skin lotions for moisturizing the skin, use Oatmeal mixed with milk which is naturally going to keep your skin moisturized for a long time. Apply it on your skin for 15 minutes regularly and then rinsing it off with cool water is going to permanently keep your skin moisturized.
Helps to get rid of spots and scars
Oatmeals are great exfoliators and instead of using scrubs and face mask, one should mix oatmeal and milk into a consistent paste to apply it on their skin everyday and then rinse it off when it looks dry. This way it removes all kinds of dark spots and acne marks, also gives a fair skin.
Removes dandruff from the scalp
We often hear that in order to keep our hair look good and healthy, we need to keep the scalp healthy. Dandruff’s just doesn’t make the scalp go dirty, but they are significantly responsible for unhealthy hair growth as well as hair loss. Add your hair oil to the oatmeal and apply it on damp hair, then rinse it off after 3-4 minutes. You can even add it to the shampoo. They reduce the itchiness as well.