Every morning I eat a bowl of oatmeal with fresh pears, dulse strips, and cinnamon. This simple, affordable, and delicious meal is full of healthy benefits. This is a staple breakfast for me and I usually recommend it to most everyone looking to optimize their health.
Beauty and Bones
Oats are rich in silicon, which promotes collagen growth in the body. Combine this with mineral-rich dulse and you are eating your way to healthy bones, hair, skin, and nails.
Pears contain a fiber called pectin which acts as a heavy metal chelator. Seaweed is also known for protecting the body from radioactive residues caused by environmental pollutants, radiation exposure, and cancer therapies.
Oats alone are good for blood sugar because, as a complex carb, they slowly turn into glucose for the brain - opposed to refined carbohydrates that dump glucose into the blood and wreak havoc on blood sugar levels. Furthermore, the cinnamon powder helps convert glucose into glycogen. Glycogen is the form of glucose that the body stores in the liver and muscles for later use. Seaweed, being rich in minerals, is also fantastic for balancing the blood sugar. Put all these three ingredients together and you have a potent medicinal food to balance your blood sugar, promote mental clarity, and nourish your pancreas.
Bile acids, a by-product of digesting fat, turn carcinogenic when left in the digestive tract for too long. The high fiber content of the oats, pears, and gel-like fiber form seaweed (algin) is a fantastic colon cleanser that will help keep you regular, as well as pull potentially hazardous compounds out of the colon before they become an issue.
Oats provide nourishment for our nerves. They are loaded with B vitamins and have a soothing effect on the entire body. Seaweed help to nourish the nerves by providing adequate minerals to the whole body so that it can assimilate the B vitamins in the oats.
In addition to all of these amazing benefits, this bowl of oats can increase fertility in men, heal an underactive thyroid, relieve leg cramps, relieve most digestive issues, and help lose weight. If oats make you bloated, you may find that adding the seaweed to them breaks down the phytic acids which usually contribute to gas and discomfort.
Here's the recipe:
1/2C organic rolled oats (steel cut may be used, but rolled are better for those with weak digestion)
1 and 1/2C water
1 pear (diced)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 handful of dulse (tear up in pieces)
Bring everything to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes covered.