Promoting Canadian Oats

The Donnelly family from County Armagh in Northern Ireland says a regular diet of oatmeal has contributed to their long lives. The 13 siblings received the Guinness World Record for being the oldest family in the world, achieving a combined age of 1,075 years.

According to The Independent, the family grew up on a farm and had a diet of locally-sourced ingredients, which included free-range pigs and chickens as well as vegetables from their garden. The siblings regularly ate oatmeal before bed and then first thing the following morning, which they say contributed to their long lives and good health.

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A jar of oat-based skin cream and a bowl of honey

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – summer! This means your skin will be getting a lot more exposure, which can unfortunately lead to its own set of issues. Sunburn, bug bites and rashes from irritating plants are just some of the challenges that come with warmer weather.

Bel Marra Health is calling oats a superfood due to their many health benefits. Here are some more superfoods to add to your diet: spinach, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, blueberries, black beans and walnuts.

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Richardson International announced last week that it has purchased the British-based European Oat Millers. Art Enns, president of the Prairie Oat Growers Association, describes the decision as "very positive" and adds that it's unlikely Canadian farmers will feel any major effects from the deal since substantial oat exports to Europe remain some years away.

Canadian oats have many benefits beyond just eating, they can be used in many ways around the house, some might even surprise you!

Oatmeal can be combined with other ingredients like honey and almond milk to make a gentle and effective soap. Oatmeal is a great soap ingredient for the same reason it makes a great face mask – it is mild and soothing on the skin. There are numerous oatmeal and honey soap mixtures floating around the web you can easily make at home with no chemicals.