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Doctor insights on: Corn Bran Vs Wheat Bran Health Benefits

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What's the difference between wheat germ oil and wheat bran oil?

What's the difference between wheat germ oil and wheat bran oil?

Bran vs Germ: A whole grain includes all three parts of the wheat kernel:
1) The endosperm (the bran)
2) The outer layer
3) The embryo (the germ)

Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel. The oil is also nutrient-packed, which makes it particularly well-suited to moisturizing and soothing your skin. ...Read more

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I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals. Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds, oat bran, wheat germ?

I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals. Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds, oat bran, wheat germ?

Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...Read more

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I eat a high fiber diet (a lot of all bran, whole wheat and veg/fruit). Is it potentially harmful to eat too much and should I be worried?

I eat a high fiber diet (a lot of all bran, whole wheat and veg/fruit). Is it potentially harmful to eat too much and should I be worried?

High Fiber Diet: Will most likely not encounter any problems. Make sure your bowel movements are regularl & normal. Try to eat a varied diet so your body is exposed to all sorts of vitamins, minerals, proteins & other important nutrients. A high fiber diet may lead to colonic hypertrophy which is associated with sigmoid volvulus. This is rare & usually not seen with with the type of fibers mentioned in question. ...Read more

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Should I eat wheat and oat bran if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

Should I eat wheat and oat bran if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

Not for anemia: Bleeding from an ulcer or GI malignancy needs to be excluded. Iron deficiency in a male might indicated some kind of malabsorption. If due to celiac disease wheat and oat bran need to be excluded. Another possibility is poor stomach acid from taking acid blocker medications. Smokers can develop iron deficiency anemia from exposure to cadmium. Find the cause of the iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of whole wheat?

What are the health benefits of whole wheat?

Many benefets: The benefits of whole grains most documented by repeated studies include:
stroke risk reduced 30-36%
type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%
heart disease risk reduced 25-28%
better weight maintenance,
and health benefits. ...Read more

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Is all bran a healthy cereal for breakfast?

Is all bran a healthy cereal for breakfast?

All Bran is all good: All Bran is a good low calorie, high fiber choice for breakfast. May have too much fiber for some people, in fact. I recommend mixing it with other breakfast cereals to add fiber without a large amount of calories. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bran and fiber?

What's the difference between bran and fiber?

Basically, same: There are 2 types of fiber:soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, & preventing diseases.
Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. This slows digestion. Soluble fiber is in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, & some fruits/vegetables. Insoluble fiber is found in foods like wheat bran, vegetables, & whole grain. It adds bulk 2 stool. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are bran flakes good for constipation?

Can you tell me are bran flakes good for constipation?

Unprocessed whole: Foods exactly as they grow up out of the ground (almost exclusively) is the real answer. If you have constiation, almist certainly there is too much animal and refined foods in your diet. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Is cracklin oat bran as healthy as all bran for regularity?

Is cracklin oat bran as healthy as all bran for regularity?

Cracklin oat bran: IF Cracklin Oat Bran is the name of a boxed cereal it likely contains lots of chemicals such as additives, preservatives, sugar, etc. Thus, it is not good for you. Far better to consume bran flakes. You can put some cinnamon on them for flavor, which is also good for balancing blood sugar. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is botox better than dysport? I was looking into getting injections, and there seem to be a ton to pick from. I'd like to know what the difference between botox and dysport is, and whether one is clearly better than the other. Or, is there some other bran

Is botox better than dysport? I was looking into getting injections, and there seem to be a ton to pick from. I'd like to know what the difference between botox and dysport is, and whether one is clearly better than the other. Or, is there some other bran

Botox: Botox and Dysport work similarly to reduce wrinkles by relaxing some facial muscles. Both are given via injections in the office and anesthesia is usually not required. Most plastic surgeons or dermatologist primarily use botox, since it's been in available for a much longer period. Dysport is a relatively new alternative for wrinkle reduction. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.

Dr. Chaboki. ...Read more

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How much raisin bran should I eat per serving?

How much raisin bran should I eat per serving?

Depends on lifestyle: One serving of raisin bran (1 cup) is 190 calories. The average 50 year old male should consume about 2, 200 calories per day. Based on how active you are and what you plan to eat for the rest of the day, this information can help you decide whether to eat more or less than a cup. ...Read more

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How quickly do bran tumors develope serious symptoms?

How quickly do bran tumors develope serious symptoms?

Depends on location: Serious symptoms from a brain tumor depend upon the location in the brain and the rate of tumor growth. There are parts of the brain where a tumor can grow to a large size with few symptoms and others where a small tumor can cause profound symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please! Is eating a bran muffin bad for breakfast?

Help please! Is eating a bran muffin bad for breakfast?

Where is the protein: Eating a bran muffin as part of a balanced meal and diet is not bad. It is predominantly carbohydrate, with little protein. A well balanced diet is the healthiest. Only carbohydrates may leave you tire in the morning. ...Read more

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Should I be fine to eat a bowl of bran flakes cereal every day?

Should I be fine to eat a bowl of bran flakes cereal every day?

Balanced diet: It is fine to eat a bowl of bran flakes daily as part of a balalnced diet. Supplement the cereal witha protein source to balance the carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are bran muffins good if you're trying to lose weight?

Can you tell me, are bran muffins good if you're trying to lose weight?

Bran is better than: Soft white bread. It has more fiber. You might try not to heavily load of carbs though. Whole grain is better than highly refined. Take care. ...Read more

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Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Possibly: Any fiber source can help constipation proivided you are drinking adequate fluids with it. If you are lacking in fluids and overdose on fiber it can make the constipation worse. Fiber is important but too much of a good thing is not always better. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I eat raisin bran every night in order to poo in the morning? If I don't eat it then I have a really hard time.

Is it bad that I eat raisin bran every night in order to poo in the morning? If I don't eat it then I have a really hard time.

No problem: Raisin Bran in high in fiber and makes your stool softer than it would otherwise be. The only problem might be if you get board with it, in which case you could substitute any number of high fiber cereals. Another way to do the same thing is with Metamucil or other over the counter sources of fiber. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat raw bran? I mean 1-2 tablespoons daily?

Bran: Is good for you. As long as you can tolerate the raw bran. You can eat it ...Read more

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Can oat bran be less bloating than rolled oats.?

Can oat bran be less bloating than rolled oats.?

Bloating: If oats cause bloating they will likely do so in any form, try a different source of fiber. ...Read more

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Can we mix oat fiber and oat bran? And what is the %

Sure: Whatever seems right. Unless you really overdo it and get an impaction, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is Oat Bran capsules a good way to reduce cholesterol?

It will some, but...: Eating oat bran is better for you and may have a more pronounced effect. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference b/w oat and oat bran?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference b/w oat and oat bran?

Oat and Oat Bran: I commend you for good choices for your Health.

Oat bran contains about 50% more fiber and soluble fiber than oatmeal, making it more effective at lowering cholesterol and helping digestion.

It also has more protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, phosphorus, riboflavin, magnesium, and zinc.

continue good Diet! ...Read more

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What neurotransmitter/ bran areas control when you fall asleep and wake up?

What neurotransmitter/ bran areas control when you fall asleep and wake up?

Suprachiasmatic nucl: The suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus regulates circadian rhythm in mammals. The scn receives information about light and dark from special cells in the retina. The scn then communicates with the pineal gland, which secretes melatonin, which helps to regulate sleep. Thus, being on an electronic device at all hours or having the tv late can disrupt sleep. ...Read more