Oats for You - (Pages 8-11)

Kaufui V. Wong

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20941/2310-6980.2016.04.2

Abstract: With respect to baby food and other foods, there is a current scare about the arsenic in rice. The objective of the current work is to suggest oats as a possible substitute for rice. Oats could be a viable substitute because it thrives on land, which is typically poor, which is not as fertile as the river valleys ideal for rice. In addition, the preparation of instant oats takes three minutes or so in a microwave oven, compared to five to seven times the length required to boil white rice, and maybe three more times as long again for brown rice. In this day and age of dual working couples, it is a boon to have easy recipes which take minimal time to prepare, and yet nutritious and free of preservatives. The health benefits of oats have also been the focus in the literature review.

Keywords: Corn, Wheat, Rice, Grains, Arsenic, Baby food, T2DM.