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Doctor insights on: How To Use Oat Bran To Add Fiber To Your Diet

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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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

Oat bran: Oat fiber has all of the carb containing portion removed so you are left with the shell of the oat, while oat bran has some carb left in it. ...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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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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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 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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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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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 it ok to eat that raisin bran crunch cereal if I have diverticulitis, it has oat clusters and regular oats in it as well.

Is it ok to eat that raisin bran crunch cereal if I have diverticulitis, it has oat clusters and regular oats in it as well.

It is fine: I don't think any foods cause diverticulitis. There is no evidence that seeds, nuts, etc can cause diverticulitis. By the time that stuff gets to your colon it is all the same consistency, so i tell my patients not to limit their diet if they have diverticulosis. ...Read more

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Hi. My 10 month old is having severe constipation for over 2 weeks. Can I give her All Bran Buds, which contain Psyllium fiber, to her? Thank you

Hi. My 10 month old is having severe constipation for over 2 weeks. Can I give her All Bran Buds, which contain Psyllium fiber, to her? Thank you

Constipation infant: Would try prune juice first.usually consitpation is insufficient fluids, so increasing fluids can help. Fluids should be a mix of water and electrolytes not just water) pedilyte, juices as pure water dilutes sodium. Try infant barley cereal which has more fiber. f/u/w/doc http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/expert-answers/infant-constipation/faq-20058519 ...Read more

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Can I eat raisin bran while using levothyroxine because I got a paper where it said I shouldn't eat high fiber foods while taking levothyroxine becaus?

Can I eat raisin bran while using levothyroxine because I got a paper where it said I shouldn't eat high fiber foods while taking levothyroxine becaus?

Levothyroxine/ Fiber: Raisin Bran would be considered a high fiber food. Foods high in fiber could reduce the absorption of levothyroxine from your GI tract. Actually, levothyroxine should always be taken on an empty stomach so that a consistent amount of your prescribed dose is absorbed into your bloodstream. ...Read more

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Trying to eat only fruits and multivitamin caps as dinner and on breakfast, oat-bran and rice one time(ie during lunch) is it okay?

Trying to eat only fruits and multivitamin caps as dinner and on breakfast, oat-bran and rice one time(ie during lunch) is it okay?

Not necessary: Your body is like a four wheel car. If you have 3 wheels, it's great to add one. If you have all 4 wheels, adding more wheels serves no purpose. The same is true with essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, fatty and amino acids. Once your body has enough, adding more serves no purpose other than to enrich the people who sold it to you. ...Read more

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Hello i got a babygirl on monday and she has jaundice (level 18). Also my wife has not enough milk to breastfeed, so i bought oat bran. Is this good?

Hello i got a babygirl on monday and she has jaundice (level 18). Also my wife has not enough milk to breastfeed, so i bought oat bran. Is this good?

Yes, also try...: As my colleagues advise, light therapy is advisable for your baby- it's safe ; effective. It's not unusual for there to be not a lot of breastmilk just 2 days after birth- it can take time to kick in. Oatmeal/oatbran often helps, but there are many other herbs/foods that can help- see see http://bit.Ly/1gzvp0e ; http://bit.Ly/1reclaw a lactation consultant can help to optimize nursing technique. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Diet Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they ...Read more