Healthy for skin and intestine: oat flakesDecember 21, 2020
Today, oats are one of the healthiest and most nutritious grains par excellence. People began cultivating oats about 3000 years ago. It thrives on poor soils and is very hardy. Oat grains have a high content of dietary fibre and minerals.
This superfood can be used to conjure up the most delicious dishes. It not only tastes good, but also fills you up for a long time. They are used in medicine and in the cosmetics industry in the form of extracts.
- Why are oat flakes so healthy?
- What positive effect does oatmeal have on the skin?
- How does oatmeal affect the intestines?
- Oatmeal can even help you lose weight?
- Have you heard of the oat diet?
- How about a fruity crunchy, purely organic?
- Delicious muesli for the start of a healthy day
- Tasty muesli bars as a snack between meals
- Bircher muesli bars
- Are you in a hurry in the morning?
Why are oat flakes so healthy?
Oats (Avena sativa) is a low-gluten whole grain with many valuable ingredients. Oats contain fibre, minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc), proteins and many vitamins (B1 and B6). The combination of these substances makes oats so healthy. The dietary fibre beta-glucan lowers blood sugar levels and regulates insulin balance. Therefore, people with diabetes mellitus type 2 can also enjoy oatmeal.
The nutritious flakes influence cholesterol levels counteract vascular deposits and thus ensure a healthy cardiovascular system. Oat flakes contain many antioxidants that improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. The avenanthramides are anti-inflammatory, serve to protect the cells and prevent arteriosclerosis.
What positive effect does oatmeal have on the skin?
Oatmeal with its rich ingredients is an effective skin therapeutic agent. As a food in the form of muesli or porridge, the biotin contained in oatmeal ensures healthy skin, nails and hair. Oatmeal, ground into extract, is also used externally for skin diseases such as neurodermatitis, psoriasis or eczema.
The fats, carbohydrates and proteins in the extract prevent water loss and maintain skin moisture. The proteins also stabilise the pH value of the skin. Saponins cleanse the skin, flavonoids and vitamins soothe it. The antioxidant avenanthramide reduces itching and redness. In addition, the substances contained in oatmeal have an anti-inflammatory effect and thus promote wound healing.
How does oatmeal affect the intestines?
The dietary fibres contained in oat flakes promote digestion and protect the intestines. The breakdown of the soluble dietary fibres in the intestine is carried out by bacteria. Short-chain fatty acids are produced, which protect the intestinal flora, bind harmful substances and thus maintain a healthy defence system in the intestine.
Studies have also shown that they promote the growth of the bacteria responsible for healthy intestinal flora.
Oatmeal can even help you lose weight?
The fibre contained in oatmeal makes you feel full for hours, and the body does not feel hungry. In addition, oatmeal keeps the blood sugar level constant because less insulin is released. The cereal also has a high protein content, which stimulates the metabolism, and the body uses more energy.
The contained magnesium promotes the oxygen supply in the cells and thus the fat burning. All these factors together cause reduced food intake and increased burning of supplied calories. Therefore, the cereal product is suitable for healthy weight loss.
Have you heard of the oat diet?
The oat diet involves adding oat flakes to every meal of the day. Due to the high-quality substances such as carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and trace elements, the flakes are suitable for weight loss without suffering a nutritional deficiency. Throughout the day, 250g of oat flakes can be consumed, in any combination. In the morning, as muesli or in the form of porridge.
At lunch and dinner with lean meat, fish or vegetables. However, you should pay attention to the exact calorie intake. Also, you should be careful to lose weight slowly. Maximum 2-3kg per week. Calorie intake should be controlled using a list.
At Verival, we offer you a wide range of high-quality oatmeal for a variety of uses. The wide range includes large-sheet, small-sheet, melting or whole-grain flakes, mueslis, crunchies and small snacks. There is something for every taste.
To prepare a delicious porridge, there is a large and varied selection of oatmeal products. Refined with different spice flavors and delicious fruits, the diverse porridges ensure a healthy breakfast.
Some examples from the nutritious assortment:
- Bircher Porridge
- Strawberry-Chia Porridge
- Sour cherry-cocoa oat porridge
- Coconut-Apricot Porridge
- Sport Porridge Chocolate-Banana
Simply stir the porridge mixture into warm milk or water. You can add fresh fruit to it, and for the savory version you can use cheese.
How about a fruity crunchy, purely organic?
Try our crunchies too. Refined with honey and fruit you have a delicious breakfast in no time. You add milk or yogurt and it’s ready. Here, too, the selection is large. Whether fruit crunchy mix, berry crunchy, orange-acerola crunchy or simply oat crunchy, there is something for every taste.
Delicious muesli for the start of a healthy day
Verival’s nutritious mueslis with the addition of warm or cold milk give your body strength and energy. The Berry Primal Muesli or the Grain Free Sport Muesli, and many more are the basics for your healthy breakfast.
Tasty muesli bars as a snack between meals
With the high-quality Bircher muesli and Bircher porridge, you can prepare crunchy bars in little time.
With the various types of oatflakes, you can also prepare balanced and healthy meals for lunch and dinner. Whether as meatballs or burgers for vegans and vegetarians, they also go very well with meat, fish, vegetables or raw vegetables.
Bircher muesli bars
- 150 g Bircher Porridge
- 150 g Bircher muesli with heritage grains
- 80 g honey
- 30 g linseed
- 20 g quinoa pops
- 30 g cashew nuts or nuts of your choice
- 1 apple, grated
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- Put the linseeds in a bowl with water and let them swell. Chop the nuts of your choice and grate the apple.
- Put Bircher Porridge, Bircher Muesli, Quinoa Pops, salt and nuts in a bowl and mix. Then add the apple, honey, lemon juice and finally the linseeds and mix well.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees. Then let it cool down and cut.
Are you in a hurry in the morning?
Then simply prepare overnight oats the night before. Take them out of the fridge in the morning and start your day stress-free. The high-quality products from Verival do not lose their flavour and aroma even if they stand for a long time. Note: The products are also available gluten-free, lactose-free and without added sugar.