Your immune system is influenced by your digestive system

Breakfast

ProBiotein on oatmeal.

Natural ingredients of whole grain cereals blend well with ProBiotein's all natural ingredients.

Oats: the ultimate health food

Extensive research has proven that oats carries a multitude of health benefits:

  • Oats - combats and protects us against high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease - three of the most important contributing factors in heart disease is high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and uncontrolled and raised blood sugar levels. Eating oats regularly lowers bad cholesterol levels, reduces blood pressure and improves blood sugar control which effectively reduces the risk of heart disease. It specifically reduces the amount of bad cholesterol in our blood.
  • Weight loss - oats has been beneficial in weight loss and reducing waist circumference. The benefits of oats are that it has a relatively low glycaemic index, which means that the carbohydrates (sugars) contained in it is slowly released into the bloodstream. This leads to a smooth and gentle increase in blood sugar levels and insulin levels in the body. This is important, since the high spikes in blood sugar in foods with high glycaemic indexes with the resultant increases in insulin levels, leads to a sudden drop in blood sugar as the insulin causes the body to absorb the sugar out of the blood stream. The sudden spike and sudden drop in blood sugar leads to a feeling of being unwell and hunger. Complex carbohydrates keep us full for longer by preventing blood sugar spikes and the fiber in oats slow the movement of digested food through the bowel.
  • Immune system - oats also has a prebiotic effect and enhances the body’s immune response, strengthening our bodies against the attacks of bacteria and viruses.
  • Skin disease - oats has been used for generations to sooth inflammatory and itching conditions of the skin. It is found in a multitude of skin products and has a natural anti-inflammatory action.
  • Coeliac disease - in many cases oats can be successfully introduced into the diets of people with coeliac disease as it is a grain that is gluten-free and does not irritate the gut, bringing a wholesome complex carbohydrate to the diets of people suffering from coeliac disease.
  • Asthma - oats combats the development of childhood asthma.

Dr Adriaan Liebenberg, leading neurosurgeon and the author of The Brain Surgeon’s Diet comments: "I have spent many hours researching and understanding the health benefits of oats when developing the healthy lifestyle diet which is the concept behind The Brain Surgeon’s Diet."

"The health benefits of oats have the backing of the USA’s strict FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which recognises that, amongst other benefits, including food containing a certain amount of oat bran or rolled oats in a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of heart disease, as proven in extensive clinical trials."


Basic Oatmeal

ProBiotein on oatmeal.

Ingredients

  • 1 C organic regular oats
  • 2 C of water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T of ProBiotein

Directions:

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add salt and stir in oats.
  2. Cook oatmeal for 5 minutes on medium heat; stir occasionally.
  3. Serve oatmeal with cinnamon and 1 T of ProBiotein

Add a tablespoon of ProBiotein and sprinkle on cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, blueberry/flax meal, raisins, fresh fruits for a whole hearted breakfast. You won't even miss the brown sugar.


Buckaroo Kowboy Pancakes

ProBiotein in Buckaroo Kowboy Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C buckwheat flour
  • 3/4 C spelt flour
  • 2 T ProBiotein
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 C blueberries
  • 2 bananas chopped

Garnish

  • 2 cups fresh fruit
  • 4 T maple syrup, warmed

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Mix buttermilk, vanilla and egg together in another bowl.
  3. Pour melted butter into dry ingredients as you're stirring, mix in buttermilk mixture and add 1/2 C blueberries and 2 chopped bananas.
  4. Ladle onto a hot griddle and serve with maple syrup and fresh cut strawberries.