Oats are a cereal grain, source of carbohydrates that are slow assimilated and important to provide energy.
In addition to this, the oats are rich in beta-glucans, a type of soluble fiber that can slow down the absorption of LDL cholesterol, the bad part of cholesterol, helping to protect the health of the cardiovascular system. Oats are also characterized by a low glycemic index, so this grain is suitable to be eaten by diabetics or by those who have a high level of sugar in blood. Choose the dehusked oats, you can add the cereal to salads or soups, but you can also use oat flour or the rolled oats, that can be added to the breakfast yogurt. Oat flour can also be used in cosmetics to prepare homemade masks and scrubs to help the skin with acne, dermatitis or eczemas. The oat flour in fact is able to absorb the excess sebum, has a soothing effect and exfoliates the skin by removing dead cells while preserving the pH and hydration. To get a scrub you can mix a tablespoon of oat flour, a little warm water and a few drops of essential oil of tea tree, then massage the skin of your face with circular movements for a few minutes, then wash your face. In case of dry, chapped hands try to mix a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and oat flour, you will obtain a cream to apply on your hands, leave it for ten minutes then wash.