Oatmeal is prepared from oats,which is a a type of cereal grain.Its botanical name is Avena sativa.Oatmeal is prepared by rolling,crushing,grinding oats into a coarse powder.It can be prepared with water,milk,yogurt or it can be eaten in the form of pancakes,muffins,cookies etc.
Oats grow in the cooler and moister regions of the temperate zones.
Oatmeal is prepared with the hulled oat grains.It also contains zero cholesterol.
Total Lipid 1.36
Vitamin D 0
Fatty acids 0.39
Fatty acids 0
1.Heart health and cholesterol levels:
Consumption of oats and oat-based products will help prevent cardiovascular diseases.Oatmeal acts as a great component of a fat modified diet and helped in reducing the cholesterol level,including both HDL and LDL in the body.
Consumption of oatmeal helps to decrease the blood sugar level significantly in type 2 diabetics.
Oatmeal is a good source of dietary fiber,which makes it ideal to overcome constipation by stimulating the digestive process and moving food smoothly through the intestinal tract.
Oatmeal is highly recommended for people who wants to lose weight without going on any crash diets.Oatmeal contains high amounts of dietary fiber,nutrients,low calories and a small amount of fat which makes it the best food for weight loss.
5.Anti cancer properties:
Oats and oat based foods like oatmeal have often been linked to decreasing the chances of cancer.
Oats can also be used as remedies for various skin diseases.They can be applied to prevent skin diseases like acne,dermatitis,stress rashes,chicken pox.
Side effects of oats:
1.If you have swallowing problem or if you have trouble chewing because of missing teethor poorly fitting dentures,its best to avoid eating oats.Poorly chewed oats can cause blockage of the intestine.
Fun facts of oatmeal:
1.Oat is a plant.People use the seed ,leaves and stem to make medicines.
2.Oats have been known since the bronze age.
3.Oats are extensively grown in Europe and in North America because they require lower summer heat requirement and greater tolerance of rain compared top other cereals like barley and wheat.
Best time to consume:
Consuming oats will help you shed those extra kilos.Henceforth it is best to consume for the breakfast.
North Indian Dish:
Oats and roasted capsicum soup :
1.5 tbsp roasted quick cooking rolled oats
2.2 medium red capsicum
3.2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes.
4.2 bay leaves
5.1 clove garlic
6.1 tsp dry red chilli flakes
7.Salt tot taste
1.Pierce each red capsicum with a fork and roast them over an open flame till they turn black.
2.Cool,wash them and remove the skin,stem,seeds and chop them.Keep aside.
3.Combine the tomatoes,bay leaves and garlic along g with 2 1/2 cups of water in a deep pan and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes.
4.Remove from the flame and allow it cool completely.Once cooled,combine the capsicum and tomatoes and blend in a mixer till smooth.
5.Transfer the mixture into a deep pan ,add the chilli flakes,salt and 1/2 cup of water and mix well.Cook on a a medium flame for about 2 to3 minutes.
6.Add the roasted oats and mix well.Cook on a medium flame for about 1 minute and stir if required.
Energy 61 calories
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12.1 mg
South Indian Dish:
1.1 cup coarsely crushed quick cooking rolled oats.
2.1/2 cup finely chopped spinach
3.1/4 cup finely chopped onions
4.1 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves
5.1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
6.1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
7.1/4 tsp turmeric powder
8.1 tsp cumin seeds
9.1/2 tsp chilli powder
10.1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
11.Salt to taste
12.4 tsp oil for cooking
1.Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl along with 1 1/2 cups of water and mix well.
2.Cover with a lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
3.Heat the pan,grease it with 1/4 tsp of oil,pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava,spread it in a circular motion to make a small circle.Cook it using 1/4 tsp of oil till it turns golden brown in color form both the sides.
4.Serve immediately with green chutney.
Energy 62 calories
Cholesterol 0 mg