Dr Jack A T Edmonds MB BS FRCGP

Private General Practitioner

Your Health in Our Hands

120 Harley Street
London
W1G 7JW

Phone: 020 7935 5050
Fax: 020 7935 3888
Email: enquiry@drjackedmonds.co.uk

OATS

Oatbran, oatmeal or rolled oats.  Oatmeal can be used to make porridge or in crumbles, cakes, pies, bread or biscuits.  Oatbran can be used in stews and casseroles.  Oats are packed with nutrients, endlessly versatile and can be used in so many different ways. 

Key nutrients :  Protein, calcium, fibre, folate iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc and vitamin E and B vitamins.  

Healing Properties : Oatbran is one of the richest sources of soluble fibre. Oats take a long time to digest thereby releasing a steady flow of sugar into the bloodstream and a decreased release of insulin.  They help lower high blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol. They are also said to aid depression.  Oats are ideal for those with kidney disease, diabetes and people watching their weight.

Choosing and Cooking :  .   Its winter and what better than a warming bowl of porridge to start the cold day.  Add fruit, honey, seeds, nuts, dried fruits or yoghurt to make a delicious different breakfast each morning.  Choose to make it with milk, milk and water and add a little cream for some added richness.   Oats can also be soaked overnight before cooking and eat them straight from the fridge with your added topping.  

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