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I've been getting headaches for about two years after I eat bread or anything with wheat or grains like oatmeal. Is the a reason for this?

I've been getting headaches for about two years after I eat bread or anything with wheat or grains like oatmeal. Is the a reason for this?

Sensitivity: It could be that you have a sensitivity to these types of foods. It would make sense to see an allergist to determine if you do. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal actually that healthy?

Is oatmeal actually that healthy?

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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Does oatmeal contain gluten?

Does oatmeal contain gluten?

Maybe not: Oats and oatmeal are listed as a gluten-containing grain. More recent reports say that oats don't have the gluten proteins but have small amounts of another protein that may cause reactions in some celiac disease patients. Sometimes the same equipment that processes oats also processes wheat, so there can be traces of gluten from the wheat getting into the oats. So, "pure" oats probably are ok. ...Read more

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Can I eat oatmeal before bed?

Can I eat oatmeal before bed?

That is an excellent: Snack. Before bed is ok if you are not excessive. Slow cook oatmeal for a filling snack with soluble fiber that can help to reduce your LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does oatmeal contain any soy?

Does oatmeal contain any soy?

It should not: But in the processing, if soy is also on the conveyor belt, there may be cross contamination. Best to read the label and call the manufacture of the product you purchased. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal lowers my LDL level?

Possibly: Diets with a lot of oatmeal have been reported to help lower cholesterol. They go hand in hand with weight loss where every pound might drop cholesterol by 2 points. Ldl will be most significantly affected. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect for oatmeal?

Is there any side effect for oatmeal?

Sure R Side effects: I find that one of the most troublesome and consistent side effects following a bowl of good piping hot, steaming, delicious oatmeal together with dried fruit toppings, blueberries, and UNprocessed (but pasteurized) honey, using non fat steamed milk is that I want at least 1 more bowl...and if there's time....I want another one....especially now the weather is getting a little cooler. ...Read more

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What amount iron in porridge/oatmeal?

Basically none: Unless it's fortified. I hope you are not planning to go on an oatmeal-only diet. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal as healthy if I add honey?

YES: Oatmeal is a healthy whole-grain food

it's fine to have a little sweetener to make it taste better.

Some people think honey is more healthy than sugar or brown sugar because it's a sweetener that's been part of humans' diet for > 30, 000 years. Contrast this with refined sugar being around for < 5000 years.

Not sure there's science to support honey v sugar, but whole grain oatmeal is great! ...Read more

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Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Just oatmeal?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat oatmeal before running?

Is it okay to eat oatmeal before running?

Yes: It is ok to eat many things before running, but usually simple carbohydrates are best. Also, a small-to-moderate size meal, so as to not upset your stomach. Practice first with a small bowl of oatmeal ~30 mins before running, before you try that out on race morning, if you are considering running a race. ...Read more

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Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Neither: A fad diet which focuses primarily on consumption of one particular food is usually not balanced. ...Read more

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Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Oatmeal 4 breakfast?: Oatmeal is good for fiber. It is usually combined with fruits, nuts, and milk. Some products are fortified with vitamins. Also an oatmeal breakfast is easy to prepare especially if one is 30 minutes late for work and still has to get the kids off to school. ...Read more

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Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

No: It is still a common myth that certain foods (undigestible foods like grains, corn) lead to more recurrences of diverticulitis. Many medical professionals still believe this however. Some people get recurrent diverticulitis no matter what they eat. ...Read more

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How does eating oatmeal lower your cholesterol?

Trap: Oatmeal is a fiber rich grain that is able to trap some fat from the gastrointestinal tract and therefore prevent its absorption leading to decrease in cholesterol. It works like a broom to propel junk out. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal always the best way for losing weight?

Oatmeal: Oatmeal, although healthy, has calories. Get your proper mix of carbs, proteins, & fats. ...Read more

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What exactly does aveeno (oatmeal) daily scrub do?

What exactly does aveeno (oatmeal) daily scrub do?

Scrubs: Scrubs away the dead layer of skin (keratin), thus preventin blockage of hair follicles. If blocked sweat, skin secretions stay inside and bacteria grows causing acne. ...Read more

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I am dieting and oatmeal is disgusting how can I eat it?

You don't need to: Weight loss is mostly about changing how you feel about food, limiting portions, and getting out and exercising. Nobody says you have to eat oatmeal. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat oatmeal after an attack of diverticulitis?

Is it ok to eat oatmeal after an attack of diverticulitis?

Not right away: Generally I recommend that for 2 weeks following a diverticulitis episode, my patients remain on a low residue diet. Which is a diet low in fiber. Oatmeal tends to have a high fiber content and I would only start that after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy to eat oatmeal if you have gout?

Is it considered unhealthy to eat oatmeal if you have gout?

Monitor amount: Oatmeal does not cause gout, but there are purines in oatmeal. Therefore, you may need to limit the intake of oatmeal. Gout comes from dehydration and is a form of arthritis. If you are having problems, you need to see a rheumatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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When can I try giving my 1 year old oatmeal again with having fpies?

When can I try giving my 1 year old oatmeal again with having fpies?

Foods: Prior to introducing new foods to a child with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, you should discuss it with your child's gastroenterologist. I see you're in Gainesville, there are great pediatric GI doctors at the University of Florida. ...Read more