Monday, 16 April 2018
9 Health Benefits of Eating Oats and OatmealOats are among the healthiest grains on earth.
They're a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits.
These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
Here are 9 evidence-based health benefits of eating oats and oatmeal.
What Are Oats and Oatmeal?
Oats are a whole-grain food, known scientifically as Avena sativa.
Oat groats, the most intact and whole form of oats, take a long time to cook. For this reason, most people prefer rolled, crushed or steel-cut oats.
Instant (quick) oats are the most highly processed variety. While they take the shortest time to cook, the texture may be mushy.
Oats are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk. Oatmeal is often referred to as porridge.
They're also often included in muffins, granola bars, cookies and other baked goods.
BOTTOM LINE: Oats are a whole grain that is commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal (porridge).
- Oats Are Incredibly Nutritious
They are a good source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan
They also contain more protein and fat than most grains (4).
Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds. Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains (5):
- Manganese:191% of the RDI
- Phosphorus:41% of the RDI
- Magnesium:34% of the RDI
- Copper:24% of the RDI
- Iron:20% of the RDI
- Zinc:20% of the RDI
- Folate:11% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin):39% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid):10% of the RDI
- Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)
This means that oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.
BOTTOM LINE:Oats are rich in carbs and fiber, but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains. They are very high in many vitamins and minerals.
- Whole Oats Are Rich in Antioxidants, Including Avenanthramides
Avenanthramides may help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the production of nitric oxide. This gas molecule helps dilate blood vessels and leads to better blood flow (7, 8, 9).
In addition, avenanthramides have anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects (9).
Ferulic acid is also found in large amounts in oats. This is another antioxidant (10).
BOTTOM LINE:Oats contain many powerful antioxidants, including avenanthramides. These compounds may help reduce blood pressure and provide other benefits.
- Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan
Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut.
The health benefits of beta-glucan fiber include:
- Reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels (1)
- Reduced blood sugar and insulin response (11)
- Increased feeling of fullness (12)
- Increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract (13)
- They Can Lower Cholesterol Levels and Protect LDL Cholesterol From Damage
Many studies have shown that the beta-glucan fiber in oats is effective at reducing both total and LDL cholesterol levels (1, 14).
Beta-glucan may increase the excretion of cholesterol-rich bile, thereby reducing circulating levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Oxidation of LDL (the "bad") cholesterol, which occurs when LDL reacts with free radicals, is another crucial step in the progression of heart disease.
It produces inflammation in arteries, damages tissues and can raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
One study reports that antioxidants in oats work together with vitamin C to prevent LDL oxidation (15).
BOTTOM LINE:Oats may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing both total and LDL cholesterol and protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation.
- Oats Can Improve Blood Sugar Control
Oats may help lower blood sugar levels, especially in people who are overweight or have type 2 diabetes (16, 17, 18).
They may also improve insulin sensitivity (19).
These effects are mainly attributed to beta-glucan's ability to form a thick gel that delays emptying of the stomach and absorption of glucose into the blood (20).
BOTTOM LINE:Due to the soluble fiber beta-glucan, oats may improve insulin sensitivity and help lower blood sugar levels.
- Oatmeal Is Very Filling and May Help You Lose Weight
Eating filling foods may help you eat fewer calories and lose weight.
By delaying the time it takes your stomach to empty of food, the beta-glucan in oatmeal may increase your feeling of fullness (12, 22).
Beta-glucan may also promote the release of peptide YY (PYY), a hormone produced in the gut in response to eating. This satiety hormone has been shown to lead to reduced calorie intake and may decrease your risk of obesity (23, 24).
BOTTOM LINE:Oatmeal may help you lose weight by making you feel more full. It does this by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and increasing production of the satiety hormone PYY.
Finely Ground Oats May Help With Skin Care
It's no coincidence that oats can be found in numerous skin care products. Makers of these products often list finely ground oats as "colloidal oatmeal."
The FDA approved colloidal oatmeal as a skin-protective substance back in 2003. But in fact, oats have a long history of use in treatment of itch and irritation in various skin conditions (25, 26, 27).
For example, oat-based skin products may improve uncomfortable symptoms of eczema (28).
Note that skin care benefits pertain only to oats applied to the skin, not those that are eaten.
BOTTOM LINE:Colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats) has long been used to help treat dry and itchy skin. It may help relieve symptoms of various skin conditions, including eczema.
- They May Decrease the Risk of Childhood Asthma
It's an inflammatory disorder of the airways — the tubes that carry air to and from a person's lungs.
Although not all children have the same symptoms, many experience recurrent coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Many researchers believe early introduction of solid foods may increase a child's risk of developing asthma and other allergic diseases (30).
However, studies suggest that this doesn't apply to all foods. Early introduction of oats, for example, may actually be protective (31, 32).
One study reports that feeding oats to infants before the age of 6 months is linked to a decreased risk of childhood asthma (33)
BOTTOM LINE:Some research suggests that oats may help prevent asthma in children when fed to young infants.
- Oats May Help Relieve Constipation
Laxatives are often used to relieve constipation in the elderly. However, while they're effective, they're also associated with weight loss and reduced quality of life (34).
Studies indicate that oat bran, the fiber-rich outer layer of the grain, may help relieve constipation in older people (35, 36).
One trial found that well-being improved for 30 elderly patients who consumed a soup or dessert containing oat bran daily for 12 weeks (37).
What's more, 59% of those patients were able to stop using laxatives after the 3-month study, while overall laxative use increased by 8% in the control group
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Advantages body sprays and perfumesMen and women throughout the world use body sprays and perfumes to remove the ill smell caused by sweat. Now, it has come to known that excessive use of this type of sprays or perfumes is harmful to body. A survey conducted in England shows that mostly these sprays are used by the youth.
Skin specialists are of the opinion that sprays or perfumes used for removing ill smell can cause itching, skin diseases, breathing problems and lung diseases. These can damage heart too. Experts say that chemicals used in these sprays are very harmful to skin. Director Clinical Service Allergy Uk says that one out of three youth in UK is suffering from skin problems.
He declares chemicals used in body sprays and perfumes its root cause. Skin specialists advise to use these sprays very carefully. They recommend avoiding its use inside homes.
Sunday, 8 April 2018
Cottonseed facts and health benefitsCotton plants are an annually growing herb belonging to the genus Gossypium of the Malvaceae family (mallow family). Cotton is an essential fiber plant native to tropical and subtropical Americas, the Caribbean, and questionably some Pacific islands. It is cultivated for its fiber used by the textile industry to produce a great variety of apparel and fabrics. Cotton seeds containing 20 to 28 % oil are used to produce oil and are a valuable source of protein. It is quite unusual in that it is concurrently both a food and fiber crop. Apart from cotton it is also known as upland Cotton, Mexican Cotton, American cotton, American upland cotton and Bourbon cotton.
Cotton is an annual or perennial herb or shrub which grows from 40 to 45 cm to 1.5 to 2 m tall. The plant requires a long frost-free period, plenty of sunshine, and a moderate rainfall and tolerant of a wide variety of soils, but thrives best on deep, friable, moisture-holding soils with good humus supply. It has a well-developed taproot with numerous laterals penetrating as deeply as 3 m. Branches are of two kinds: vegetative and fruiting. Leaves are broad and heart shaped three-segmented greenish leaves, which are about 2 inches to 6 inches in length and emerge alternately on the stem. Flowers are cup-shaped with big and flashy petals whose hue ranges from white to yellow. The flowers have a purplish or reddish spot close to their base.
Fruit of cotton is actually a leathery capsule called boll. Capsules are up to 4-6 cm long, spherical, smooth broadly ovoid to sub globose; beaked at tip; 3-5-celled, each cell contains up to 11 copiously hairy and fuzzy seeds. They are normally green while young turning to brown as they mature. Seeds are usually ovoid, 3.5–10 mm long, acute at the hilum, black or brown with a dense covering of white or rusty, long, woolly hairs (lint or floss) and with a fine, short tomentum (fuzz) everywhere or only at the hilum, about 36 per fruit. The weights of 100 seeds are about 10–13 g. By weight, they are 60% cotyledon, 32% coat and 8% embryonic root and shoot. Cultured cotton varieties’ fiber is mostly white. However, some varieties have colored fiber, which may be brown, green or creamy-colored. Technological properties of cotton fiber depend on the following values: fiber length, thinness, strength, breaking length, elasticity, crimpiness, and maturity.
Cottonseed, which must be removed from the fibers during “ginning,” is processed into oil by crushing, and is also used as a supplement for dairy feed, especially in California. Cottonseed oil is used in the industry of food (as an ingredient of margarines) and in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. It is also used for the production rubber and plastics.
No one knows exactly how old cotton is. Scientists searching Open Cotton Bollcaves in Mexico found bits of cotton bolls and pieces of cotton cloth that proved to be at least 7,000 years old. They also found that the cotton itself was much like that grown in America today.
In the Indus River Valley in Pakistan, cotton was being grown, spun and woven into cloth 3,000 years BC. At about the same time, natives of Egypt’s Nile valley were making and wearing cotton clothing.
Arab merchants brought cotton cloth to Europe about 800 A.D. When Columbus discovered America in 1492, he found cotton growing in the Bahama Islands. By 1500, cotton was known generally throughout the world. Today it is grown throughout the world due to its use in various uses in our regular life.
Apart from their wonderful uses, cottonseed is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. 218 gram of cottonseed offers 218 g of Total Fat, 76.95 mg of Vitamin E, 53.8 µg of Vitamin K and 0.4 mg of Cholin
Friday, 6 April 2018
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018
6 Medicinal Benefits & Uses of Sukku | Dry Ginger | Sonth for Health, Skin & HairI always have dry ginger at home. Dry ginger is called sukku in Tamil and sonth in Hindi. Dry ginger is our regular ginger which has been dried. To make dry ginger, the fresh ginger is soaked in water, after which the outer coating is removed and then it is sun dried to get white coated dry ginger. Me and my family use it extensively in home remedies. Dry ginger has been used in home remedies for centuries. Dried ginger is also a good source of vitamins and minerals and it has been proven to be an effective antioxidant. Though dry ginger is the dried form of the regular ginger, it has more stronger flavor than the regular ginger. Each type of ginger also have their unique uses in home remedies and we never interchange them in remedies. Dry ginger stores well and I always sun dry it well before storing it. Since I am recording all the home remedies in the blog, you will find a lot of remedies based on dry ginger. It has been a common belief that dry ginger is mainly used for indigestion, but it is also used for treating weight loss, hair, cold, sinus, arthritis & indigestion.
- Dry ginger for sinus & arthritis:
- Dry ginger for hair :
It is a tradition for Indian women to have oil bath on Fridays and then visit a Temple. Traditionally sesame oil is heated with spices like dry ginger, pepper corns, cumin seeds and garlic pods and then when the oil comes to lukewarm temperature, the oil is massaged well into the scalp. The oil should be lukewarm and should be massaged well into the scalp. One feels really refreshed and relaxed after a hot oil massage. I think in this fast pace of life, we should try to include these kind of age old traditions to keep us relaxed. Because we add spices like dry ginger, this oil can be safely used even in winter to be massaged into the scalp. You can find the method here
- Dry ginger for weight loss:
- Dry ginger for digestion:
Dry ginger ground in butter milk is an effective home remedy for flatulence and proper functioning of digestive system. Good and effective digestion is one of the key to healthy weight loss. To make this remedy, grind the dry ginger with one day old butter milk (butter milk which is a bit sour) and crystal salt to a fine paste. Thin it down with fresh buttermilk. The mixture should be thin. If you are not able to grind it finely, strain the mixture. This remedy can be safely given to children, but reduce the quantity of dry ginger for them. Drink this once and you will feel better in no time. This is not bitter at all, only a bit spicy to drink.
- Dry ginger for cold:
Dry ginger also can be used in foot baths.This foot bath clears chest congestion and even relieves head aches. To make the foot bath, first make the ginger infusion by mixing dry ginger paste with hot water and set aside. Take mustard seeds and pound them in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. Sprinkle the ground mustard powder in a tub, that you are going to soak your feet in. Add warm water to it and then add the ginger infusion to it and mix well. Check the temperature of the water before soaking your feet. Make sure that the water is in lukewarm temperature. If the person has cold or chest congestion, it is best to cover them with warm towels, while using the foot bath. You can find the method here
6. Dry ginger for babies:
This dry ginger milk actually aids in digestion and it is a good remedy for loss of appetite in children. Try this milk on young kids, who keep repeating that they are not hungry. They usually get their appetite very soon. Nowadays they serve dry ginger milk as a dessert, in most of the marriages I visit. Drinking dry ginger milk is an acquired taste, but once you start liking it, you will be hooked just like me. Some people make this by adding dry ginger powder and sugar to milk. But I prefer adding fresh dry ginger to whole milk, after pounding it in a mortar and pestle, along with little sugar. If you boil it for a long time after adding dry ginger, the milk will curdle and also keep the flame on medium low. The amount of dry ginger you should add, depends on the age of the person, because this milk is quite spicy. For young children, a small piece will do. If you like palm candy, add it instead of sugar, it goes very well with this milk. It is very comforting to drink this milk on a cold night
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Horlicks : Ingrediants, Health Benefits And Side EffectsHorlicks is the title of an organization which is the producer of a malted hot drink known by a similar name. It was first created by the organizers of the organization, William and James Horlick. It is made and sold by GlaxoSmithKline in numerous nations.
Horlicks was first presents in India after the First World War finished. The Indian troopers of the British Indian Army had taken it back to India with them as a supplement to the eating routine. From that point forward, it turned into a family drink and even was a sort of grown-up toy in the rich Indian culture.
India offers the greatest market for this malted drink. The brand experienced a redo in the year 2003 to stay aware of the changing circumstances and acquainted new flavors with the conventional drink, for example, toffee, vanilla, nectar, chocolate and elaichi ( cardamom). It likewise created and propelled variations, for example, Junior Horlicks, which is extraordinarily figured for youthful little children, Mother's Horlicks, implied for bosom bolstering ladies, Women's Horlicks, intended for ladies, Lite Horlicks, implied for grown-ups, and Horlicks Gold.
Horlicks Ingredients :
The elements of this malted drink are-Malt extricate, wheat flour, drain solids, malted grain, minerals, sugar, salt, vitamins, protein separate and corrosiveness controller or Potassium Bicarbonate. It gives the basic vitamins and minerals to developing kids and upgrades their general wellbeing. It contains fourteen of the foremost and crucial supplements, for example, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin E, Riboflavin ( Vitamin B2), Thiamin ( Vitamin B1), Niacin, Folic corrosive, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic corrosive ( Vitamin B5), fiber, Calcium , Zinc and Iron.
Horlicks Health Benefits :
- It contains calcium which keeps the bones and teeth solid and sound.
- The iron substance in Horlicks helps the making of red platelets in the body and expands the hemoglobin. It likewise manages weakness and the danger of sickliness.
- The pantothenic corrosive that is available in Horlicks discharges vitality in the nourishment.
- It contains the counter oxidant, vitamin E, which is exceptionally useful in securing the phones of the body.
- The zinc content in Horlicks helps in mending wounds and keeps the skin enchanting and sound.
- It upgrades and fortifies the invulnerable arrangement of the body as it is a decent wellspring of vitamin A. This vitamin additionally enhances the visual perception of a man and manages vision related issues.
- The niacin exhibit in Horlicks deals with the neural wellbeing.
- The vitamin C that Horlicks contains serves to an assimilate press into the body.
- The vitamin B6 display in Horlicks expels exhaustion and tiredness from the body.
- The thiamin B1 that Horlicks contains is known to help in the best possible and better working of the heart.
- The vitamin B12 show in Horlicks has been viewed as basic for the development of red platelets.
- Horlicks, which is a malted drink, keeps off yearning overnight and subsequently actuates sounder and more profound rest.
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Horlicks Side Effects :
- Horlicks animates the digestion and expands the heart rate and the circulatory strain, which can even reason palpitations in a few people.
- It gets dried out the body seriously if taken in more than the prescribed measurements, as it contains a high measure of sugar.