Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ode to Oats

I was researching oats to see if "Quaker Old Fashioned Rolled Oats" can be considered "raw" and came across this little ditty at FormerFatGuy.com that cracked me up ...

A Counsel On Oats...
A tough, old cowboy once counseled his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning.
The grandson did this religiously and lived to the age of 110.
He left four children, 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren and a 50 foot hole where the crematorium used to be.


Anyway, the "Former Fat Guy" says "The fact is that you can add rolled oats into water that is no hotter than 110 degrees and they will still be considered "raw", i.e. a live food with all it's enzymes intact to aid in digestion and nutritional assimilation." Perfect, exactly what I wanted to know.

My breakfast this morning consisted of a bowl of uncooked rolled oats with the juice of 1-1/2 apples poured over the oats. Then I added blueberries, strawberries, grapes, walnuts and sunflower seeds. MMmmmmmm…..sooooo good.


If you want to read an amazing story about losing weight, you've got to read Rob Cooper's story at http://www.formerfatguy.com/ and be sure to check out his before and after photos. Whooa!!!

3 comments:

  1. Hey! There is a raw food potluck tomorrow, let me know if you want more details!

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  2. ...the "Former Fat Guy" says "The fact is that you can add rolled oats into water that is no hotter than 110 degrees and they will still be considered "raw", i.e. a live food with all it's enzymes intact to aid in digestion and nutritional assimilation."

    Ummmmmm, that's not exactly true. Rolled oats have been highly processed to begin with – steamed at 212 degrees, rolled, steamed again and sometimes, toasted – so no living enzymes remain. It's "dead" long before you pour your 110 degree water on it.

    Steel cut oats, on the other hand, simply consist of oat groats (the inside of a whole oat kernel) chopped into several pieces. This produces oat chunks instead of oat flakes. Steel cut oats undergo much less processing than rolled oats, so you might want to give them a try instead.

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  3. Thanks earthmother. I'll be sure to use steel cut oats from now on. Appreciate the head's up!

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