Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Oatmeal



Oatmeal contains a soluble fiber known as betaglucan, and betaglucan helps to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood stream. The way this works is the oatmeal gathers the bad cholesterol to itself while traveling through the body, then takes the

bad cholesterol with it as it exits. Just a bowl of oatmeal a day can help your body.  Because it contains insoluble fiber, oatmeal can help your body dispose of bile acids and their toxicity, which can help prevent cancer. The fiber also helps to scrub the intestinal walls clean. Applying an oatmeal pack or mask can help dry skin. The natural, lubricating fats in oats allow oatmeal to be a great moisturizer and can leave a thin layer of protection on the skin. How to make an oatmeal mask? Ground up some oatmeal in a coffee grinder until it’s quite fine. Mix in a bowl with warm water and honey, then let that sit for five minutes. Wash your face, and while it’s still slightly damp, rub your oatmeal mixture onto your skin. Leave it on for ten minutes, then wash off with water.  It can also be used as a hair conditioner as well.   Massage it into your hair int he shower, and let it stay on for a minute or so, then rinse out completely. Eating oatmeal is also a great colon cleanser.  But use the old-fashioned oats, not the instant kind which is full of sugar.  Even the old-fashioned oats only take a couple of minutes to cook. Oatmeal also contains a fair amount of antioxidant activity. Oatmeal can help a skin disease called neurodermatitis, which can leave one with itchy, sometimes inflamed skin.  Take an oatmeal bath, which is a regular warm bath with a bag of oatmeal dumped into it.


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