Oats have been cultivated for about 2000 years which is pretty young in grain years.
They were a weed beforethey were domesticated.
They became very popular in Scotland and Ireland as a food before their use spread to the rest of the world,interestingly in England oats were given to …livestock!
I was looking up ideas to help with breastfeeding when someone mentioned oats boost breast milk production and i decided to do some more research on their health benefits, to humans ofcourse.
Oats are great for breastfeeding moms as they boost milk production but they are also an awesome cereal for anyone looking to eat and live a healthier life.
Immediately I went and got myself a pack of quick cooking oats which you can find in any supermarket
Here are the ones i got.
Cooking oatmeal porridge is fairly easy and the pack I got had a recipe on its side ,after modifying it to make a small bowl of oatmeal porridge, Emma was one well fed baby.
Read some more about the benefits of oats here.
5 heaped tablespoonsfuls of oatmeal(1/3 of a cup)
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
sugar/honey to taste
1.In a small saucepan on medium high heat bring the cup of water to boil then add the quarter teaspoon of salt.
2.Once the water comes to a boil add the oats and stir then let simmer for 5 minutes on medium low heat.
3.Remove from heat and cover for a further 5 minutes then add cream or milk and honey/sugar to taste.
Alternatively slices of fruits like bananas,a tablespoon of some dried fruits would be great too.