Monday, July 9, 2012

Eat the healthy Oats

Eat the healthy Oats ....
Because it helps
Cholesterol and Heart: Oatmeal and oat bran are significant sources of dietary fiber.
Eating oats can spread the rise in blood sugars over
a longer time period.
Oats, like other grains and vegetables, contain hundreds 

of phytochemicals (plant chemicals).
Many phytochemicals are thought to reduce a person's risk 

of getting cancer.
A daily serving of whole oats rich in soluble fiber
can reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Oats have a high fiber content. Fiber is necessary in keeping bowel movements regular.
Oats are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Eating oats delays stomach emptying making you feel full longer which helps with weight loss.
Oats, like other cereal grains, are a source of carbohydrates which provide calories for energy needs.
Oats have a higher concentration of well-balanced protein than other cereals. Also Oats are a good source of essential vitamins such as thiamin, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid and vitamin E.
They also contain zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium.
Healthy Oats Upma
1 Tbsp Potato Cut in small pieces,
1 Tbsp Onion cut into small pieces,
1 Tbsp Sweet Corn,
1 tbsp Green Peas,
1\2 Cup Oats,
3\4 Cup Water,
2 Pinch Turmeric powder,
1\8 tsp Red Chilly powder,
2 Tbsp Corn flakes,
Salt to taste.
For a Tempering:
1 Tbsp Oil,
2 Pinch Mustard seeds,
1\2 Green Chilly cut,
1-2 Curry leaves.
Put a pan to heat, add oil, mustard seeds, green chilly pieces and the curry leaves.
Stir for a second then add the cut onion, potato
pieces. Allow to cook for a minute on low flame.
Now add the green peas and sweet corn, also add
turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt.
Also add the water and cook for a minute.
Now is the time to add add the oats and stir until
it thickens.
Serve in bowls with crushed corn flakes.

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