Colloidal Oatmeal and its Benefits
Colloidal Oatmeal is the best thing that ever happened.
The point is, your grandma is right. Oatmeal is a power food for the body. It's gluten-free*, has tonnes of fiber and fuels the rest of your day.
But one thing you might have not known is the benefits of colloidal oatmeal.
Colloidal oatmeal might sound complicated, but it's simply oatmeal that has been ground up into fine powder. Through its powder form, it is like a harbinger of great things for the skin.
This is because oats are rich in a type of fiber called beta-glucans (this is also why your bowl of oatmeal gets gooey after adding water).
The beta-glucan is absorbed by the skin cells, which in turn, stimulates the immune system to increase chemicals and enzymes to fight off the inflammation. With so much overwhelming evidence of it's effectiveness, the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has identified this natural remedy as an effective skin healer.
Note: Not many natural remedies have been approved by FDA as being effective.
2. Mighty Protector of Skin Cells.
Colloidal oatmeal can moisturize the skin after a bath. The
beta-glucans are water soluble, so they help retain the moisture and
water in the skin. This in turn, helps moisturize the skin and prevent
it from becoming dry. The additional proteins, flavenoids, and healthy
fats keep the skin healthy and supple. The added water aids the skin to
regenerate itself, thus aiding the skin to unveil its natural color.
3. Dignified Cleaner of the Body. Colloidal oatmeal is rich in saponins, a chemical compound that behaves the same way as soap.
This soap is gentle enough for babies to use and has a wonderful lemony fragrance to add some zest to your day.
Go ahead, add some oatmeal into your life!