It is very nice and tasteful when eating a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of milk in the morning. But, do you know the actual benefit of oatmeal? Here are the fact about oatmeal in which has health benefits either for our body and beauty.
  • Oatmeal is a source of calcium, especially if made with milk. Calcium helps to strengthen bones, teeth and hair and staves off osteoporosis.
  • Oatmeal is a good source of vitamins and minerals. Oats are a good source of many nutrients including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium.
  • Oatmeal is filling. Those who eat oatmeal in the morning are less likely to fill up with sugary snacks before lunch.
  • Oatmeal contains high amounts of fiber, keeping you regular.
  • It has been found that those who eat more oats are less likely to develop heart disease.
  • Oatmeal is a low-fat food. You can eat a large bowl without having to worry about packing on the pounds. Keep track of the sugar content, however. Some oatmeal varieties geared towards kids contain high amounts of sugar.
  • The water soluble fiber in oatmeal helps to lower LDL cholesterol without lowering the HDL (LDL is bad cholesterol, HSL is good). It also deters the consumption of starch. This is especially good news for diabetics, as they won’t experience a rise in insulin after eating.
  • Oatmeal is said to have cancer fighting properties. Insoluble fiber's cancer-fighting properties are due to the fact that it attacks certain bile acids, reducing their toxicity. The phytochemicals in oat may also have cancer-fighting properties.
  • Oatmeal contains plenty of protein.
  • Oatmeal also can be used in many home remedies as well. For instance, used in a bath, oatmeal can take the itch out of rashes caused by allergies or illnesses such as chicken pox; applying a paste of oatmeal and water helps soothe insect bites, bee stings and the itch caused by poison ivy.
  • Oatmeal and water makes a wonderful facial scrub. An oatmeal mask will also soften skin and care the face from the acne.