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Health Benefits of Oats for the Family - The Natural Anti-Aging Formula

Updated on May 8, 2015
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Do you want to prolong your youthful look, see your body age as slowly as possible, and keep away those wrinkles on your skin, for as long as possible? Anti-aging is all about taking good care of your body, and there are lots of natural ways to do it, without expensive surgery, drugs or products. If you want to achieve this, I invite you to join me in learning one of the best and easiest methods, which is also one of the most under-estimated natural ways. The method I am introducing to you is through including a diet of oatmeal or oats regularly in the morning, or together with other meals, with its health benefits. I have been taking oats daily since childhood and it has worked for me and should also work for you. Not convinced? Still favoring your sugary cereals and meals? Here are seven secrets regarding the health benefits of oats for the family, and why oatmeal should be part of your normal diet.

You have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up. Anybody knows that.

by Kay Thompson

What is Oats?

Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain that are able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats were first cultivated in Europe but are now grown all over the world, and are especially popular in Scotland and England.

Oats require processing before they can be consumed by humans. They have an extremely hard outer shell, which must be removed. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and their germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients.

Secrets on Health Benefits of Oats or Oatmeal

Learn these secrets on why oatmeal is one of the best, easiest and natural formula for anti-aging for the family.

1. Lowers Cholesterol Level & Reduces Risks of Heart Disease and Strokes

Oatmeal contains high levels of soluble dietary fiber called beta-glucan which helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream, and thus lowers your LDL (bad cholesterol) and maintains HDL (good cholesterol) levels, and helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and elevated blood pressure.

2. Improves Immune System

Oatmeal's fiber and beta-glucan improve your immune systems and help fight bacterial infections.

3. Stabilizes Blood Sugar Level & Lowers Risk of Diabetes

It is a good source of complex carbohydrates which helps to stabilize your blood-sugar levels throughout the day, bringing about small fluctuations in levels of blood glucose and insulin. Oatmeal also helps to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association, for example, recommends diabetic people to include oatmeal in their diet.

4. Fights Cancer

Oatmeal contains plenty of phytochemicals, fiber, and other nutrients that reduce the risk of contracting different types of cancer, including breast cancer, though it is not a cure for cancer. The high insoluble fiber content in oatmeal absorbs water which increases the transit of food to the bowels and is thus also good for helping to keep the colon clean by forcing along food particles out of the system, reducing the risk of bowel-related like colon cancer.

5. Weight Control

Oatmeal has a great amount of soluble fiber that are digested and absorbed by the body more slowly. As such, the more soluble fiber is in your body, the longer you will feel full and less likely to overeat again. Oatmeal, being complex carbohydrates, is low in calorie, and a single bowl of oatmeal can help to boost your energy levels (very important in the morning), while being low in fat.

6. Vitamins and Minerals

Oatmeal has plenty of vitamin B, which is important for the brain and nervous system to function properly, and it also has other beneficial Vitamins and Minerals including Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin E

7. Improves Digestive System

Oatmeal is good for your overall digestive system health, and allows your body to pass food along more easily. The insoluble fiber absorbs water which helps to speed the transit of food through the bowels which helps to reduce the risk of some bowel related cancers (i.e. colon cancer). Fiber in oatmeal helps prevent constipation, and digestive problems.

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Take Action Now!

The health benefits of oats for the family have been proven. Oatmeal has also been recognised as one natural anti-aging formula. Stop procrastinating and start taking action now to have your daily meal of oats if you want to look and stay healthy and young, and feel better. Remember, the earlier you start to take care of yourself, the better the benefits will be. So, the next time you visit your grocery store, do not forget to pick up a large packet of oatmeal.

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Recommended Oatmeal Recipes

These are some of the popular recipes recommended for the whole family.

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      Elizabeth 23 months ago

      I agree. I eat steel cut oats every morning ever since reading http://www.kazzofitness.com/lookyounger/ which talks a lot about glycemic index etc. which helps with anti-aging

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      mySuccess8 2 years ago

      @tiagodamiao: Glad you like and ate oats every morning. Its health benefits have been proven, especially in reducing the risks of the major illnesses, and in helping anti-aging. Thank you so much for the visit.

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      Tiago Damião 2 years ago from Torres Novas

      In the last year, I eat oat every morning until a certain time. I like it. ;)

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      mySuccess8 2 years ago

      @Rebeccamealey: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment. I am quite sure you can feel and see the positive effects of eating oatmeal regularly, like I do.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for outlining the benefits of oatmeal so nicely. I eat it almost every morning!

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      mySuccess8 2 years ago

      @AliciaC: Glad you found this useful, and thank you for the visit. Oats continue to be my favorite breakfast meal.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing the useful information and for explaining how healthy oats are. I love oats for both their taste and their health benefits!

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      mySuccess8 2 years ago

      @Ecogranny: Thanks for reading this, and for sharing the different ways you have enjoyed oats. I'm glad you find it useful.

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      I love oatmeal, as well as granola made with oats, and I use oatmeal in baked recipes as well. So good for us! Thank you for compiling this information on its health benefits. Useful!

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      mySuccess8 2 years ago

      @Jemjoseph: I have been eating oatmeal regularly at home since childhood, and I love it so much. Thanks for dropping by!

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      Jemjoseph 2 years ago

      This article makes me wonder why I've had my oats just sitting around untouched for so long, I never knew it had that many health benefits, I think I know what I'll be eating when I get home, thanks.

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      mySuccess8 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Glad you found it useful, thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love oats! This is a great lens with some good information.

      Thank you.