Cleanse your fatty liver with oats

Due to the functions that this organ performs, it cleans your liver from time to time so that it remains in optimal condition.

The liver is located in the upper right part of the abdomen, below the diaphragm and above the stomach. According to the US National Cancer Institute, the liver is the largest organ and is responsible for cleaning the blood and helps digestion by secreting bile.

Additionally, San Francisco's largest health system, Stanford Children's Health, has identified more than 500 important functions of the liver, but the most well-known are:

  • Production of some proteins for plasma.
  • Production of cholesterol and special proteins that help transport fat throughout the body.
  • Converts excess glucose into stored glycogen (this glycogen can then be converted back to glucose to produce energy).
  • Balance and glucose production as needed.
  • Regulates amino acid levels in the blood (these are the units that make up proteins).
  • Processing of hemoglobin to distribute iron content (liver stores iron).
  • Converts toxic ammonia to urea (urea is one of the end products of protein metabolism and is excreted in urine).
  • Purifies drugs and other toxic substances from the blood.
  • Regulates blood coagulation.
  • It fights infections by producing immune factors and eliminating some bacteria from the blood.
  • Elimination of bilirubin (bilirubin buildup causes the skin and eyes to turn yellow).

Cleanse your liver with oats

As we saw, this organ has several relevant functions and that is why it is important to take care of it and one recommendation is to drink oat milk to cleanse it.

To prepare the drink, it is necessary to add 20 grams of oats to a cup of water and leave it for a few hours and then blend with two grams of cinnamon.

In any case, before eating any food, the first thing to do is consult a medical professional to guide the process and determine which foods are appropriate for each individual, since the information provided here is not a substitute. Consult your doctor, because oats can cause gas and bloating.

However, to reduce side effects, people can start with a low dose and then gradually increase it to the required amount, once the body gets used to oat bran, the side effects disappear, because oat bran and Whole oats are safe for most people when used in dietary amounts, according to Medline Plus, US National Library of Medicine.

To care for the liver you should take into account:

  • Do some physical activity, since movement and sweating help get rid of toxins.
    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity. Or do intense aerobic physical activity for at least 75 to 150 minutes.
    It is also helpful to do an equal mix of moderate and vigorous activity during the week.
  • Avoid alcohol, but it can be drunk in moderation by healthy adults, that means up to one drink per day for women of all ages and men over 65, and up to two drinks per day for men under 65.
  • Avoid direct contact with toxins from pesticides, cleaning products and other chemicals.
  • Maintain an updated vaccination schedule, including vaccines against different types of hepatitis.
  • Eat well: The diet should contain fruits, vegetables, fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Other properties of oats

According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), oats are classified as a whole grain (the grain retains its three components: germ, endosperm and bran) and is rich in calcium and protein, and is also rich in fiber.

In terms of micronutrients, oats are rich in iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin B6 and folate, and are also a source of potassium and vitamin E.

Additionally, it can reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and help control appetite, making people feel full.

It is also used to treat high blood pressure, cancer, dry skin, and many other conditions, but there is no solid scientific evidence to support these other uses.

Regarding preparation, FEN highlights that being a cereal it offers different preparation possibilities such as:

Cooked: Mix a third of a cup of oats with a cup of milk, and you can add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla to taste.
Cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens and that's it. When serving, you can add fruits and nuts to add more protein and fat to the dish.

Baked: By cooking oats with other ingredients, you can make homemade granola or muesli. To do this, you need to mix a cup or two of oats with your favorite ingredients, among the ideas: sliced ​​almonds, walnuts, grated coconut, raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, chia seeds and others. Then put the mixture in a bowl and add one or two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and two tablespoons of sugar or sweetener to taste. Then bake at 250°C for 25 to 30 minutes, this is a good option to complement a quick and easy breakfast of fruit with yogurt.

Raw: A good idea is to prepare it the night before as follows: put 3 to 4 tablespoons of rolled oats in a bowl, add between half and a cup of milk, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, add some fruits and nuts.

Milk: Mix half a banana with a cup of milk, three tablespoons of oats, ten almonds and ice to taste and blend well. Additionally, you can diversify with fruits, some good options are: strawberries, blackberries, peaches and others. Also if you do not consume dairy products it is possible to prepare a oat milk plant.

Nutritional information per 100 grams of oats

  • Calories: 353 kcal.
  • Carbohydrates: 55,70 gr.
  • Proteins: 11,72 gr.
  • Fiber: 9,67 gr.
  • Total Fats: 7,09 gr.
  • Sugars: 0 gr.
  • Calcium: 80 mg.
  • Iron: 5,80 mg.
  • Magnesium: 129 mg.
  • Potassium: 355 mg.
  • Match: 95 mg.
  • Sodium: 8,40 mg.
  • Zinc: 3,2 mg.
  • B1 (Thiamin): 0,67 mg.
  • B2 (Riboflavin): 0,17 mg.
  • B6 (Pyridoxine): 0,96 mg.
  • Folic acid: 33 µg.

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