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15 Problems You Can Solve with Oatmeal

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6. Dirty hair: Oatmeal can cleanse hair as well as skin. The Livestrong Foundation also recommends making an oatmeal-based dry shampoo, ideal for bedridden patients or anyone running too late for a proper shower. Again, commercial options are available, but the homemade version costs pennies. Just grind oatmeal into a powder and mix with an equal amount of baking soda. Rub into the hair and let it soak up oils and odors, then brush out.

7. Itchy, uncomfortable dogs: Dogs also suffer from skin and hair problems, so why not share your oatmeal miracle cures with Fido? Small Dogs Paradise, a holistic canine care site, suggests mixing equal parts oats and warm water and rubbing the mixture thinly over a dog’s dry, itchy spots. Wrap in aluminum foil and keep the dog still for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and repeat regularly until your dog is scratching less.

8. Excess weight: Health magazine says there is nutritional science behind that feeling of fullness after a bowl of oatmeal. Oat flour has more fiber than wheat and other flours, so cooking with oat flour delivers more “fullness” with fewer calories.

9. Low endurance: Studies have shown that oats can help fuel muscles during a workout. So eat some oatmeal about three hours before your next run or bike ride and enjoy the time-release benefits of this fiber-rich complex carbohydrate.

10. Preventative medicine: To be sure, we’re not suggesting oatmeal is the cure for cancer. However, a study in the International Journal of Epidemiology suggested that premenopausal women can reduce their risk of breast cancer up to 41 percent by focusing on diets rich in oatmeal and other whole grains.

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10:26AM PDT on Apr 20, 2015

oats for your morning Recipe

1/2 pkg of Quaker weight control instant oatmeal ( Maple and brown sugar)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup of frozen blue berries
1/4 cup of French vanilla coffee creamer

combine water and oats..microwave on high for 50 seconds
place frozen blueberries on top
add creamer and voila... Healthy Breakfast.

80 calories for oatmeal
0 fat
carbs 15 grams without fruit and creamer ( serving 1)
3.5 grams of protein
3 grams of fiber

12:51PM PDT on Apr 17, 2015

Will it also wash the pot and walk the dog? ;-)

3:53PM PDT on Apr 14, 2015

Very good info.
Thanks Steve.

10:21AM PDT on Apr 14, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

3:36AM PDT on Apr 14, 2015

Good info. Thanks !

9:22AM PDT on Mar 19, 2015

Oatmeal is also good to eat. According to a professor in a grains class that I had at Oregon State University: "Oats contain all the amino acids necessary for mammalian nutrition."

7:07AM PDT on Mar 18, 2015

mix uncooked oats in greek yogurt for added texture and flavor.

6:06AM PDT on Mar 17, 2015

tyfs

5:58AM PDT on Mar 15, 2015

Very interestin thank you for sharing I enjoy porage too

4:36AM PDT on Mar 15, 2015

A fun filled article! Refreshing, no matter what.
Personally, I still prefer steal grain oats.

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