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Doctor insights on: Does Wheat Bran Cereals Contain Complex Carbs

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Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Wheat chex cereal complex carbs or simple?

Wheat chex cereal complex carbs or simple?

Both: complex carbs in chex are listed as carbs and the simple ones are listed as sugars. The total carbs minus the simple sugars leaves you with the amount of complex carbs. ...Read more

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My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; i trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...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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Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

Carbs in oat bran: From a brief Web search, it looks like the content is similar, i.e., approximately 3 to 4 grams of carbohydrate per tablespoon. When you read the label on the side of a container, be sure to note the volume. E.g., if it says 48 grams of carbohydrate in one cup, that is 3 grams per tablespoon (16 tablespoons in one cup). ...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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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