How to Make Roasted Coconut Sesame Oatmeal
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, reduce heat and add the oil and the sugar. Let simmer while you prepare the oats.
How Can Roasted Coconut Sesame Oatmeal Make You Feel Great?
Healthy Comfort Food that Soothes StressWith its unctuous silkiness and rich enticing aroma, coconut oil may be the ultimate 'neuron' comfort food. Its high content of quality fats nourish a sizzled nervous system, helping you meet daily challenges with less struggle. Your neurons are coated in a fatty layer called the myelin sheath, which guides nerve impulses and insulates the neuron from hyperactivity. When his fatty layer is dried out or deficient, your nerves will be easily agitated and anxious.
As it relaxes your nerves, you'll also find this breakfast a soothing balm for intense emotions. Hot emotions such as anger, impatience, and frustration are considered the result of a stressed liver in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Moistened with fats and pleased by the sweet, comforting aromas of coconut and oats, your intense emotions are diffused before they arise, keeping you grounded, calm and collected throughout the day.
On the MendThis dish is excellent for someone who feels depleted by the hustle & bustle of the work week, or even late nights of insomnia. If you are fatigued, or have had a rough day emotionally, this recipe is a cushion for your nerves and is restorative to your liver. Coconut oil contains healthy fats that are quickly and easily absorbed, digested, and metabolized by your body, making them ideal for nourishing the elderly, anyone with a delicate constitution or who feels fragile, and those recovering from a recent illness.
A bowl of oatmeal in the morning can help you stay regular while you are rebuilding your strength after an illness. Oatmeal is easy to digest and contains ample amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber to keep your bowels healthy. This is a comfort food that feels good on the way in, keeps you satisfied along the way, and feels good on the way out. Altogether it gives you a satisfaction that is 'marrow deep'.
Build Stamina, Feel WarmHearty oats, sesame, and coconut build strength and stamina - and who doesn't want to `feel their oats?' Sesame restores your vigor and vitality on a chilly autumn morning. Its naturally warming and stamina building properties stick to your ribs and keep you feeling toasty. For those of you who are sensitive to cold, the addition of sesame seeds will warm you from your core.
While most nourishing foods depress metabolism, coconut is unusual in its ability to support the thyroid and improve metabolism. Dropping temperatures and unpredictable weather in the fall amplify worries and deplete the adrenals, which are bound to take a hard hit during stressful situations. Sesame seeds revive your sense of stability and stamina. Black sesame seeds in particular nourish exhausted, overworked adrenals.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Roasted Coconut Sesame Oatmeal Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Bone & Joint:
BONE-TONICAn herb that strengthens the bones and joints.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
Lung and Sinus:
DEMULCENTHerbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
RELAXES-MINDReduces mental agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
RELAXES-EYESEases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
BRAIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
Skin Care & Beauty:
SKIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.
RAISES-THYROIDAn herb that increases thyroid function.
RELIEVES-BURNINGHerbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.
STOOL-SOFTENERAn herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
High Fiber Laxative
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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