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Doctor insights on: Low Fat Oatmeal Zucchini Muffins

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Please explain why is oatmeal good for you if it has saturated fat in it?

Please explain why is oatmeal good for you if it has saturated fat in it?

Steel cut oats: Not all oatmeal is the same. The type of oatmeal that is beneficial is steel cut oats. It has negligible saturated fat, predominantly monounsaturated fat (as a percentage of total fat which is extremely low), relatively high fiber and low calories. See: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-oats-i8123 ...Read more

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Im curious if oatmeal isn't fatty ? I mean if i took 2 bowls per day without consuming rice, just that and bread. Will it make me fat?

Carbohydrates: I am sure you can eat two bowls of oatmeal per day. But, remember your total calories should only contain 25% carbohydrates. Bread is 100% carbohydrates and oatmeal is also many carbohydrates. Where are your protein calories? (60% of your diet should be protein.). ...Read more

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It all started with a small rash a week ago. The skin is dry and red. A little bit flaky thick and itchy. I put aveeno (oatmeal) eczema cream and still the same?

It all started with a small rash a week ago. The skin is dry and red. A little bit flaky thick and itchy. I put aveeno (oatmeal) eczema cream and still the same?

Need to examine: It is difficult to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. However, it may be ring worm and you may wish to try over the counter remedy for ring worm. ...Read more

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Are foods like walnuts advacados ginger cinnamon kale and oatmeal truly fat burning foods are is this just a clever marketing strategy ?

Are foods like walnuts advacados ginger cinnamon kale and oatmeal truly fat burning foods are is this just a clever marketing strategy ?

There are no foods: That specifically cause fat only to be burned. However there are many smart choices in regard to fat content, saturated fats, fiber, calories, etc. ...Read more

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6'3" 155 lb non fasting glucose 62 mg/ dl. Ate meal oatmeal fruit peanut butter < 1 hour before. Doc surpised i didn't have symptoms. Why low level?

Could be the read: Sometimes, glucometers don't read your blood sugar correctly. If the data doesn't feel the symptoms, then you should consider it to be lab error. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat oatmeal every morning?

Is it healthy to eat oatmeal every morning?

Generally yes: Steel cut oats are the healthiest because they are the least processed and retain most of the nutritional value of oats with thiamine, iron, calcium. Magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Also high fiber content, low in cholesterol, and low glycemic index. ...Read more

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If all i eat is oatmeal all day would i gain weight ?

If all i eat is oatmeal all day would i gain weight ?

Calories count: You would have to count all the calories you ingest and if they are about 1200per day, and you are very inactive you could gain weight. The more calories you eat and the less you burn off, the more weight you will gain. ...Read more

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How many heaping tablespoons of oatmeal per day can I consume? I am 16

Food Questions: This is getting to be out of bounds for this medical question. You do not go to the doctor to limit your food choices. Medicine has no opinion on how you divide up your calories in your diet each day. ...Read more