Porridge: Oats and Their Many Health Benefits
The heralding of porridge oats as a major health food and the introduction of the Glycaemic Index have added weight to the health benefits of returning to basic, wholegrain recipes. Throughout history, armies have marched on it, multitudes have slept on it and fed their horses on it. For centuries, oats have been used in folk medicine to ease a number of ailments and conditions, including stress and anxiety, eczema, psoriasis, insomnia and nervous exhaustion. This book sets out to pull together a number of facts, some whimsical, some deadly serious, about oats. It gives helpful suggestions as to how best to consume them, whether with fruit, whipped cream, salt, butter or indeed any ingredient of your choice. With the help of this book you will be surprised just how versatile oats really are and making them part of your staple diet is a good place to start. Contents: Introduction. Know Your Oats. The History Behind a Bowl of Porridge. Health Benefits. Literary and Cultural Connections. Beauty treatments With Oats. Fascinating Facts. Goldilock and the National Literacy Strategy. Recipe Section. Index. Illustrations. Illustrated laminated boards. 160 pp.