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- Help lower your blood pressure. Start each day with a bowl of Quaker Oats oatmeal. Studies show that oatmeal lowers both blood pressure and cholesterol levels, apparently due to the soluble fiber beta-glucan.
- Soothe arthritis pain. Mix two cups Quaker Oats and one cup water in a bowl and then heat in the microwave oven for one minute. Apply the warm mixture to your hands.
- Lessen breast tenderness. Eat a bowl of Quaker Oats oatmeal for breakfast every day. Consuming plenty of fiber—20 to 25 grams a day—reduces breast tenderness. Oats contain the mild sedative gramine, the fiber absorbs excess estrogen, and the complex carbohydrates seem to increase serotonin levels in the brain, relieving stress.
- Lower your LDL (“bad” cholesterol). To lower your LDL by 12 to 24 percent, eat 1½ cups of Quaker Oats oatmeal every day. Rich in soluble fiber, Quaker Oats oatmeal reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol.
- Make delicious hamburger and stretch the ground beef further. Combine one pound lean ground beef, one-half cup uncooked Quaker Oats (Quick or Old-Fashioned), and one lightly beaten egg in a mixing bowl. Form hamburger patties and grill or broil.
- Enhance soup. To thicken soup and give it a rich consistency, add Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned).
- Spruce up your pet bird’s diet. Add some uncooked Quaker Oats to the bird feeder. Your bird will find them nutritious and delicious.
- Relieve the pain of shingles. Grind one cup uncooked Quaker Oats in a blender, pour a few tablespoons of the fine powder into the foot cut from a clean, used pair of L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose, and tie a knot in the open end. Fill a bathtub with lukewarm water, pour the remaining powdered oats into the tub, and, while soaking for fifteen minutes, saturate the panty hose sachet with water, and gently rub it over the blisters. The antioxidants in the oats reduce inflammation. Or cook up a bowl of Quaker Oats according to the directions on the side of the canister, let cool, spread it on the affected area, cover with a clean, damp washcloth, and let sit for up to thirty minutes. Wash clean. Repeat whenever necessary. As an astringent, oatmeal soothes the skin and relieves itching.
- Feed pet fish. Fish love Quaker Oats. Just toss a pinch of these beneficial rolled oats into the tank.
- Exfoliate dry skin. Blend a cup of Quaker Oats into a fine powder, then pour them into a large bowl. Rub the powdered oats over your hands. Wash your hands with cool water, dry well, then apply a moisturizing cream.
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