Tomatoes and Oats

Last Sunday, I spend the entire afternoon watching The Oprah Winfrey Show on Hallmark channel. Pappy is the one who introduced me to watch Oprah many years ago.

“Grace, you must watch this.” That’s what he’ll always say whenever he comes across a very interesting subject showing on Oprah. In fact, I think everything discussed and talked about in Oprah’s show is interesting.

Alright, back to the story. I was watching “Ask Dr Oz” in Oprah. Very educational and informative and there was just so much health tips to learn that I was a little information overloaded. I felt sleepy..went for a nap..and to find that Oprah is still showing. I guess I watched at least 3 hours straight. Hehehe.

Suddenly I’m in love with my sunscreen/sunblock. It’s Skinfood Tomato Sun Cream SPF36 PA++. Tomato contains lypocene and in the test that was conducted on the show, it showed the difference between someone eating tomato paste and someone who doesn’t. Both skin were exposed to UV and results shown that tomato helped in reducing sunburn. So, I’m not going to look at my Skinfood Tomato Sun Cream the same way anymore.

I eat oats now and then but I would like to make it a compulsory breakfast every morning. Started having oats as breakfast 2 days ago, it’s a little bit of pain actually..because oats itself doesn’t taste I had to mix it with milo but that itself isn’t enough to give it a wonderful taste. The oat taste is stronger than the Milo. But, I think I’m already getting used to it so it shouldn’t be a problem. Else, maybe I should go look for some oat recipe to make my mornings a brighter one.

I take oats before I drive home from work sometimes, especially when it rains. A rainy day means heavy traffic day, just like today. In fact, I’ve been feeling rather tired driving for the past 9 days or so. Don’t you feel that there’s just more cars on the road for the whole week? I don’t know where they come from. If I take oats then I don’t get hungry that fast so it’s good for me, when I need to take at least an hour before I can reach home.

Why should we eat oats?

  • It helps lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Helps in controlling your weight
  • Helps reducing high blood pressure
  • Contains lots of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants

I’m writing this down to remind myself the goodness of oats so that I don’t cringe at the sight of boring oats.

4 responses to “Tomatoes and Oats”

  1. Try adding some honey to the oats. It’ll provide some sweetness to boring ol’ oats. Also, you can try adding fresh cut fruits or raisins. 🙂 Let me know how you like the taste if you try making it differently. 😀

    gracieq’s last blog post..My first published writing

  2. Hey, that sounds like a great product. Standard sunblock contain chemicals that hinder corals in the sea from absorbing nourishment (or something like that).

    My girlfriend eats oats with bovril or marmite. Yuck. She gets hungry again quickly though!

    huisen’s last blog post..Confined Water

  3. U remind me that i should eat my oat! i bought 2 small box of instant flavoured oats (strawberry n honey dew) last december..
    and shame of me, i stil havent finished even half yet! i took maybe like once a month only >_<
    i hate oat, but its good for me coz i have high cholesterol..
    i need more discipline i guess..

    cbenc12’s last blog post..More ME time..

  4. gracieq: I will try honey or fresh cut fruits. I don’t eat raisins. Feel like puking if I put one in my mouth. Weird, I know.

    huisen: Oats with bovril or marmite sounds quite yummy. Hehehe

    ben: Eat your oats!!

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