Much has been said and written about the benefits of oatmeal. Oats are a unique means of cleansing the body, namely the kidneys, liver, and gastrointestinal tract.
The use of oats in folk medicine is very common. Infusions and decoctions of oats have the property of an enterosorbent, i.e. they remove toxins from the blood into the intestines and prevent them from being absorbed back into the bloodstream.
Moreover, sorption (suction) is remarkable because it is not accompanied by irritation of the intestinal walls. As a result, infusions and decoctions can be taken for a long time.
Oats for decoction must be alive! How to check it? A handful of purchased oats (and it is better to buy them at the market) must first be germinated. To do this, take a piece of cheesecloth, pour a handful of oats between two layers, and moisten the cheesecloth abundantly. It takes about 2-3 days for oats to germinate, and don’t forget to add water. If oats sprout, they are suitable for cleansing the body!
The method of preparation of oat broth:
- 1 cup of oats.
- 3 cups of water.
Sort out the oats, remove any debris, and rinse them thoroughly. Pour in water and bring to a boil, then cook over low heat with the lid slightly ajar, stirring constantly so that the oats give off all their nutrients until the water evaporates by about half. This takes about 40 minutes. After cooling, strain through double cheesecloth and squeeze. Store in the refrigerator for no more than a day, best prepared the night before. Drink in the morning on an empty stomach, in the afternoon, and in the evening 30 minutes before meals, after warming up to a warm state. The consistency of the broth will resemble liquid jelly. Many people complain that it resembles a paste, and it is not very pleasant to drink, because it “glues” the mouth.
Most likely, they simply did not maintain the ratio of water to grain or overcooked it! The broth should be like a liquid jelly.
Don’t be alarmed if your urine turns red 2-3 days after you start taking the decoction, it will recover in a few days.
During the course of treatment with oat broth, it is not recommended to eat salty and spicy foods, alcohol, and even beer.
By the way, you do not need to throw away the oat residue left after straining. It is better to fill it with water and boil it over low heat for an hour.
Add this water to your bath or douse yourself in the shower. The skin will become soft and elastic, and stress and irritability will recede. This broth is also useful for legs prone to varicose veins. It should be noted that oatmeal is the number one home remedy. It perfectly cleanses the skin, and regular masks based on it will help cure acne. Oatmeal masks can be applied even to dry skin. The skin becomes smooth, clean, and velvety.
Cleansing with oat broth can be “supported” by an oatmeal diet
The oatmeal diet, despite being mild, is very effective, which is why it is popular all over the world. This diet is based on limiting the consumption of fatty, sweet, and flour products, which are replaced with oatmeal products. This principle of nutrition will allow you to quickly and painlessly get rid of excess weight.
As such, there are no contraindications to oatmeal cleansing. Oatmeal cleansing is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. If you have chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, you should consult a doctor before choosing this type of body cleansing.