As you get older, you start to develop an ability of preserving items and making use out of random materials to either save money or energy. When we think about multiple uses of an item, we often think about recyclable items such as plastic, paper, and metal just to name a few. However, there is an item that is very overlooked, and can be used in many ways than expected. That item, is a grain of oatmeal. Oatmeal is a grain that can be used in many ways, and I will explain the benefits’ oatmeal can have.
First off, oatmeal is very well-known for it’s nutritional value. You will be getting a good daily intake of fiber and protein, good for people who want to maintain muscle and increase the quality of their digestive system. Oatmeal also contains good carbohydrates that gives you energy to last through the day, which is why it is very common for people to eat oatmeal in the morning, rather than at night. For example, a fourth of a cup of regular steel cut oats contains 27 grams of carbohydrates. If your double the serving size which is more equivalent to an average bowl of oatmeal, that is 54 grams of carbohydrates that will provide nothing but great energy to tackle every house chore or gym workout later in the day.
Another benefit of oatmeal is its variety of meal options. If you think that eating a bowl of oatmeal in the morning is considered “boring” or “too generic”, then there is other options you can try to get the same nutritional value combined with great flavor. You can make oatmeal cookies, granola with cinnamon, banana oat muffins, you can even incorporate oats with fruit and yogurt, and have an oat smoothie if you’re busy and on the go. The great thing about oatmeal is that you won’t lose nutritional value rather you have it cooked or raw, so you can combine it with complementary items and still get the same nutritional benefit from oatmeal as you would that eating a bowl of it.
What is often overlooked about oatmeal is the other benefits’ that is associated outside of eating and nutrition, one of them is how much it treats your skin. The most common way to treat skin with oatmeal is taking an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal baths help your skin become more moisturized and relieves skin effects such as eczema, hives, sunburn, bite marks from insects, etc. You can find a good deal of oatmeal bath brands at a pharmacy or shopping outlet like a Target or Walmart, and you can also make your own oatmeal bath by using a blender or food processor to ground the oatmeal, and mix it in your bath water to enhance your skin. If you’re not a fan of oatmeal baths, Oatmeal can also be found in lotions and skin creams that when applied daily, will boost your skin quality majorly revealing great benefits’.
Oatmeal can also be a tool to fix electronics. For example, if you unintentionally dropped your phone in the sink before washing dishes, or in the ocean while taking a picture, there is a solution that can save you hundreds of dollars. Take a large sandwich bag and place the phone inside along with instant oats, enough to where the phone is completely submerged inside the oats. Leave it in the bag for an hour or two, and take it out wiping the oats off. If the phone turns on and is back to functioning correctly, then the oatmeal did its job by absorbing the water and moisture from the phone.
In conclusion, it is amazing to know what a single grain of oatmeal can do to benefit your body in a variety of ways. I have started eating oatmeal every day for the past year and a half, and it has positively transformed my body health wise and physically. It has given me more energy to handle tasks throughout the day, given me a good amount of protein needed to maintain muscle, and has prevented me from over-snacking due to hunger. I consider oatmeal to be one of the best multi-use material that is both edible and beneficial outside of eating. If you love oatmeal as much as I do, leave a comment and tell me how oatmeal has benefited you! I hope this article has inspired you to try different uses of oatmeal, thanks for reading and I hope you have a blessed day.
Peace & Positvity.