Sick of getting old and having things not move through as easily as they used to? Want to stabilize blood sugar levels, and filter out the fatty brown gravy that courses through your blood steam?
Of course we all do.
But how does a person go about this?
Well we can always turn to the sensational media claims about oat-based products as being “Heart Healthy”. After all, we all know that something that tastes as bland and as unappealing as oatmeal just HAS to be good for us. Right?
Well hopefully I can change that misconception.
Now I am sure you will hear equal arguments from flapping heads on both sides about the validity of oatmeal’s claims or perhaps how it’s all balderdash propaganda set up by an international oat cartel that controls half the world’s population via hot breakfast cereal. This instructable is not about making such wild assumptions or giving out health advice. It is simply about my experience, and my current recipe made with Quaker Brand Oatmeal.
To be honest with everyone up front, this is actually my wife’s recipe. I placed my name on it because she made me swear to never utter or write her name in close proximity to the word “colon” ever again. So for the purposes of this instructable I will refer to this as my recipe.
Step 1: The Mighty Power of Fiber, and to a Lesser Extent Its Awesome Sidekick Whole Grains.
To put it simply, fiber is that which makes things move. Not to get to technical or disgusting, but insoluble fiber never gets digested.
The human body does however use insoluble fiber to its advantage. You see, when we eat something the chunks, mush, and digestive juices that was our ground up meal move on down from the stomach into our small intestine. Once there, this mush-like substance called chyme is absorbed by the systems in the small intestine. Because whole grains have an outer shell of insoluble fiber, the body works longer and harder to break down the carbohydrates slated to become sugar. This stabilizes blood sugar levels and actually burns a few more calories in the process.
At the same time, this left over insoluble fiber is moving through the small intestine, into the large intestine, and down into the colon. All along the way grinding against the sidewalls of the intestine and picking up bad cholesterol and other nastiness during its travels. This leftover “package” is then packed together pretty firm in the colon. Once complete, you are then ready for a special delivery. If a person drinks enough water they will KNOW when the postman arrives.
To further explain all the health benefits of a properly “tuned” digestive system is beyond the scope of this instructable. However for anyone with digestive problems it is certainly something you might want to read up on.