Oats, whole grains are well known in India. To reduce the weight some dieticians recommend oats kanji (a sort of thick soup) and huge amounts of spinach. I have seen persons who ate this for many months. They are very unhappy. This is their fate. Oats is a good food, but the dose makes always the poison or kills the pleasure in our life.The nutrients in 100 g oats, whole grains include:

• Water - 13.0 g
• Protein - 11.7 g
• Fat - 7.1 g
• Carbohydrates – 55.7 g
• Fibre – 9.7 g
• Minerals - 2.9 g – sodium 8 mg, potassium 355 mg, magnesium 130 mg, calcium 80 mg, iron 5800 micro g, copper 420 micro g, zinc 3200 micro g, selenium 7 micro g, iodide 8 micro g.
• Vitamins - vitamins B1, B2, B6, nicotine amide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid
• Phytic acid 900 mg
• Purine 145 mg

Whatever we eat we have to chew it for many times because normally the digestion starts in the mouth with the help of saliva. Except drinking water and other soft drinks all the foods must be chewed well. If not you will have stomach problems.

Minerals, particularly selenium varies with their concentration in the soil.