Oats-Barley Health & Nutrition

Author : Champaka Iyengar

Binding : Paperback

Publication Date : 08-11-2019


Oats-Barley Health & Nutrition


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The goal of this book, ‘Oats-Barley Health & Nutrition’is to make food your medicine, instead of making medicineyour food. You are what you eat. By incorporating two healthy grains, oats and barley into your everyday food in creative and fun ways, this book can help you make healthy and delicious meals, so you eat healthy, drink healthy and be healthy.
Oats and barley, two ancient grains, have been chosen in these recipes for their numerous health benefits. Oats has been used as a healing food for many years. Oats are very nutritious, fiber and protein rich, and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It helps to lower cholesterol and reduce blood sugar. It lowers the risk of heart disease and also helps lose weight. Barley, a whole-grain, is among the earliest grown grains. Barley is rich in soluble fiber, lowers blood pressure, improves bone health and prevents gallstones. Both Oats and barley contain beta-glucans. Recent research has shown beta-glucans to have significant health benefits including lowering LDL cholesterol, lowering blood sugar levels, and improving immune system functions.
This book contains healthy and creative recipes complimenting oats and barley with other ingredients containing complex carbohydrates, low-fat, and high protein with a selection of whole grains, legumes, sprouts, dals, seeds, roots, vegetables and fruits.
Though this book is targeted for diabetics and obese people,it is for anyone who is health-conscious and wants to incorporate oats and barley in their daily diet.

About Author

Champaka Iyengar a resident of Mumbai, India is an avid cook. She is accomplished in vegetarian cooking and specialises in pickles and chutneys. A winner of several cooking contests, she has regularly contributed to cooking articles in various newspapers and magazines like Mid-day, Femina, Eves Weekly, Savvy etc. She has also conducted several cooking demonstrations.

Champaka’s winning entries in contests have included delectables such as ‘Double Decker Sandwich Icecream’, ‘Stuffed Potatoes’, and ‘Carrot Jamuns in Cardamom Milk’. She has featured in the “Personal Choice’ section of Eves Weekly magazine, where she presented many recipes from her Mysorean Vegetarian Delights collection.

Champaka is a science graduate from Mysore University and Rashtrabhasha in Hindi. She has learnt Carnatic vocal and Violin. She is a proud mother and grandmother – she has a daughter, two sons and four grandchildren.

Besides cooking, Champaka’s other interests includeClassical music, gardeningand travelling. She hails from a family of well-known writers; her uncleDr.MastiVenkatesh Iyengar was a Jnanpith award winner and her sister is a National award winner. Champaka has written several pieces of literature herself, both in English and Kannada. Her prize-winning articles on growing old with joy and pride include such titles as ’Growing Old’ and ‘No Age Bar for Learning’.

Champaka’s interest in health and nutrition has motivated her to write this book using oats and barley, targeted especially for diabetics and obese people.

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