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Oatmeal Water To Lower Cholesterol
Yes, minimally: Serum cholesterol is in large part a function of your genetics and your body composition. Certain foods or avoiding certain foods can lower your cholesterol up to a few percentage points. OTOH, some people could eat salads 3 meals a day and still have high cholesterol. Maintain healthy weight and exercise. If chol is elevated follow Dr's advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
No real %: Very low level of benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not A Rat's Chance: Quote: "There have been many lofty claims about the miraculous healing powers of apple cider vinegar, and many people do seem to be experiencing some health benefits. However, much of what you read about this product on the Internet is overstated, or simply unfounded." And if you are a rat, it may affect your cholesterol (a rat study), but really now, I think it's a marvelously stinky placebo. ...Read more
I'm taking apple cider viniger with water currently. Is it supposed to help reduce cholesterol level?
Is it okay if I eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?
Oatmeal=myth: Oatmeal doesn't have a magic effect on cholesterol. It only lowers cholesterol to the extent that you eat it in preference to less healthy foods. If you eat a vegetarian type of diet with lots of fruit and vegetables and little or no grain, you will have an even lower cholesterol. ...Read more
Can you give me suggestions if I eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?
Benefit is minimal: In spite of what you heard, the benefit of oatmeal in lowering cholesterol is minimal and can be accomplished just as well with any fiber that will "bind" cholesterol in the gut and prevents its absorption. You can try the grain free diet and supplement it with a fiber source. ...Read more
Possibly the process: Instant oats are not as good as old-fashioned rolled oats. There is no insoluble fiber in the over-processed instant oats per the nutrition data from quaker. It has only one gram of soluble fiber. While old-fashioned oats have 2 grams of soluble fiber and 2 grams of insoluble fiber, or roughage. This may explain it if you eat instant oats. ...Read more
Is it bad to eat Quaker instant oatmeal? Is that true? They say it's bad because it does not need to cook, it only just hot water.
Opinions differ: Dear Sir: Many seem to think that the instant oatmeals are not good for you because of many reasons but then they are really not bad if you use boiling water as this actually will cook the oatmeal that is there. It is better to eat this than to not eat at all and eat other foods that are worse for you. There are better choices but you will be fine eating this off and on. ...Read more
No: If you are suffering from itching then water can sometimes make that worse. Your skin needs moisturizers and milk has fat in it that acts as a moisturizer. ...Read more
I've recently started drinking plenty of water (8 – 12 glasses of water daily), 1 – 2 oatmeals daily, a sandwich or pasta for dinner. Is that healthy?
Eat a balanced diet: The amount of water you drink is dictated by thirst. You do not need to drink more than 4-5 glasseswater/day... Anything over will only make you run to urinals. As for food get a good balance between starches(carbohydertes), proteins and fat. The goal is to have a healthy weight and get adequate amount of proteins, besides starches and pasta. The sources of proteins are eggs/ nuts/, soy/tofu/fish. ...Read more
Any ingredient : Anything not made to be put in the eye can cause irritation and watering, even if only used around the eye. ...Read more
Will I lose weight if I eat: two oranges, a fiber1 bar, and oatmeal with flax seeds in it and drink a lot of water every day?
Maybe, but: It will not be a healthy or sustainable weight loss. This proposed diet does not contain enough protein or other nutrients (including vegetables) to maintain your vital functions. It could ultimately throw your body into starvation mode, which would slow your metabolism and make it even harder to lose weight in the future. ...Read more
Is oatmeal okay to give my fiance, he has food poisoning and I been making sure he's drinking water but I don't know what he can eat while recovering.
Yes: It's a pretty bland food, and as long as he can keep it down, should be a fine choice. Hope he gets to feeling better! ...Read more
Have acute constipation problems. I exercise, drink 8 glasses of water a day, and take plenty of fiber in the form of metamucil, beans and oatmeal...
See GI doctor: It sounds like you are doing the right things but they are not working. This means you need expert guidance. I suggest a visit with an internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
7month baby how much water can drink on a day? Eat purée potato, rice cereal, oatmeal cereal. Wet diapers all time but urine are very yellow.formula feed
Just started my 5month old baby gerber oatmeal, should I give her water after the meal or breast milk?
Breast milk: Breast milk is the best. Baby doesn't need any extra water at this age, but can be a method to introduce your child to the cup. I'm so glad to hear that you are breast feeding. This is the perfect food for your baby. We pediatricians recommend breast milk for the first 12 months of age, at a minimum. ...Read more
How do I soothe sensitive, irritated facial skin? I tried polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) vaseline, giving it a break, hot water, cold water, ice, oatmeal-honey mask.!?
Sunscreen Moisturize: The first way to soothe sensitive skin is to avoid hot water and detergent based facial soaps. Wash your face with a soap-free facial cleanser (cetaphil, dove for sensitive skin) and lukewarm water. Every morning, apply a facial moisturizer that contains a broad spectrum sunscreen containing zinc oxide (elta md facial, skinceuticals). ...Read more
Is a half banana, a 100 calorie pack of plain walnuts and almonds, oatmeal and honey, and water to drink a healthy breakfast?
Sounds pretty good: To me.Get a more detailed answer ›
I use hot water to bathe in winters. Could it be the reason of dry and itchy skin. Am using almond oil & aveeno (oatmeal) but nor much help. Advise pls.
Hot water OK: After a long soak in shower or bath-----fingers wrinkled-----use a CERAMIDE cream within 3 minutes. Aveeno (oatmeal) ECZEMA or Eucerin ECZEMA. Also, rub in the same cream several times a day. Or just move to Hawaii. Also avoid caustic soaps. Skin cleansers made for dry skin are produced as Dove, Olay, Aveeno (oatmeal), Eucerin Cetaphil. ...Read more
When I eat oatmeal my legs and feet swell. The swelling is also accompanied with burning and redness, like from retaining water. Why does this happen?
Poss oat allergy: I would see your doctor and be tested for an oat allergy. I would avoid oat products until confirmed either way. If a true allergy the reactions could escalate ...Read more
11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?
Yes: Good idea. I have great success with hand foot and mouth with the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla. You may also try homeopathic rhus toxicodendron for all the blisters. You can give both together. Dissolve pellets in water and give a dropper 3x a dy for 2-3 days. ...Read more
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