We all know that Oats are healthy!  A hearty and inexpensive cereal grain, my grandpa was a farmer and used to eat them to lower his “cholesto” because he wanted to keep his heart healthy.  He lived actively well into his 90’s!  While this plant thrives in poor soil conditions, Oats help us thrive in all stages of life.  

Oats are different than many other types of grain.  The hulling process does not strip away their bran and germ which means that they retain their nutrients and dietary fiber.  They contain beta-glucan, a form of dietary that has been proven to lower cholesterol levels as well as a unique phytonutrient called avenanthramide.  Here are more details about Oats to help you LIVE YOUNGER:

  1. They are a delicious gluten-free option:  Certified gluten-free Oats are often well-tolerated even among those with Celiac Disease, according to some researchers.  They do contain avenin, a protein similar to gluten, which can sometimes stimulate an immune response.  For those who do not suffer from celiac disease but choose to minimize gluten, Oats are an excellent alternative.
  2. They exhibit anti-itch activity:  Used for centuries to relieve irritation and itching, Oats can be found in many bath soaks such as Aveeno due to their avenanthramide content.  Reader’s Digest has a book called Extraordinary Uses For Ordinary Things which contains a simple soothing bath recipe from the Farmer’s Almanac for poison ivy or sunburn.  All you do is grind the oats into a fine powder and dissolve them into your bath!
  3. They promote a healthier heart in several ways:  As mentioned above, the beta-glucan fiber can lower LDL cholesterol.  Remember, cholesterol is not all bad.  You want a healthy ratio of HDL to LDL.  Part of the cholesterol danger occurs when LDL gets oxidized.  The avenanthramides in Oats are unique antioxidants that can curb this problem, which in turn decreases the development of atherosclerosis — also known as hardening of the arteries.  
  4. They help balance blood sugar:  Any whole food that stabilizes blood sugar will definitely help you LIVE YOUNGER.  Sharp spikes in blood glucose harm your body in many ways including damage to small blood vessels, potentially leading to vision problems, kidney damage, and nerve numbness problems throughout your body.  

Research has consistently shown that just one bowl of Oatmeal each day can lower total cholesterol by 8 to 23 percent — with no side effects!  We love to eat Steel-cut Oats from Ireland because they are minimally processed.  Oats help us thrive deliciously and inexpensively.  START SOMEWHERE today giving your body more of what it needs to feel great!  You can do it.  I will help you!

Oats Help Us Thrive

Oats Help Us Thrive