In addition to including oat flakes in our breakfast or snack, we can prepare infusion of oats to take before meals and avoid gas formation.
The cause is almost always related to the classic problem of fluid retention or heavy digestion. It does not matter that we are overweight or that we are in good shape. That bulging “tummy” is something very frequent at the end of the day.
Some people complain that oatmeal does not feel good, that it is not digestive and that, instead of purifying the body and facilitating digestion, it causes them heaviness and discomfort.
Nutritionists tell us that oats are one of the healthiest foods in existence and that if we feel bad, it is possible that we have some kind of allergy.
So, if your experience with oats has always been negative, consult with your doctor to find out if there is any kind of intolerance.
Oatmeal infusion relaxes and reduces stress
Oatmeal is a very interesting ally to combat stress and anxiety. It is common for women to lead a very active life: work, home, children, friends…
All this activity ends up overloading the organism and our mind. Stress accumulates, we store toxins produced by cortisol, the digestions become heavy and, at the end of the day, always appears the annoying swollen belly.
Have we gained weight? Absolutely. It is fluid retention, dyspepsia or even irritable colon, very common in cases of stress or anxiety.
Oats have the ability to regulate our neurotransmitters to relax. In addition, its high content in vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6, zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A and E helps us regulate blood pressure and relax stress.
PREPARING MY OATMEAL INFUSION – OAT WATER
- 3 glasses of mineral water (600 ml)
- 100 g of oat flakes of organic origin
- A sprig of cinnamon (5 g)
- 1 tablespoon honey (25 g)
Bring 3 glasses of water to boil, then add 100 grams of oatmeal, cinnamon sticks and honey. Let it cook properly for 30 minutes. After that, cover the pan and allow it to stand for at least one hour. If you wish, you can make this recipe as soon as you wake up. That way you’ll be ready for the day.
Once enough time has passed, strain and remove the ingredients from the water. Put it in a glass bottle, and leave it at room temperature.
Have a glass before each meal. The first at breakfast, the second 15 minutes before lunch, and the third 15 minutes before your dinner.
In this way, we will be able to feel satiated, food will be digested better and absorbed properly without producing gas or swelling.
When night comes, you will also feel more relaxed.
You can follow this treatment 3 times a week and see how you feel. It is your body and you are the one who must perceive if it makes you feel good and if it provides you with an adequate well-being.