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What are the health benefits of eating oats?

A/W Dr. Bensinger: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=54

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Is it healthy to eat soaked, uncooked steel cut oats? I'm getting mixed messages about the health benefits and difficulties of digesting whole grains.

Is it healthy to eat soaked, uncooked steel cut oats? I'm getting mixed messages about the health benefits and difficulties of digesting whole grains.

It's ok: Uncooked soaked oats, like in muesli, are ok. Cooking breaks down cell walls, turns it into porridge, released mucilages and soluble fiber; makes it easier re: digestion, but not likely an issue with normal GI tract. Arguably some of the undigested carbs might increase gas (fermented by bowel bacteria). ...Read more

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I'm having muesli for breakfast for a year now, is it a good option or should I consider any other choice, i was having oats previously.Goal:good health?

I'm having muesli for breakfast for a year now, is it a good option or should I consider any other choice, i was having oats previously.Goal:good health?

Ok: It's better than other types of breakfast but you have to be careful of quantity. Muesli can still be high in sugar and carbohydrates which can make you fat. Also, if you use milk, it is likely very high in fat and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Oats are a: carb and milk contains fat. If the oats are raw they may be difficult to digest. You need to make sure that your are eating enough protein to balance the carb and fat. ...Read more

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Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults ?

Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults ?

Positively, yes: If you are eating oats, which lowers cholesterol and provides good fiber, then you will have overall better general health. Better general health translates into more energy and interest in sexual activity. ...Read more

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I would like to buy oat supplement for my cholesterol and health benefit. What is the difference between bg22 vs bg35? I was told bg35 is better.

I would like to buy oat supplement for my cholesterol and health benefit. What is the difference between bg22 vs bg35? I was told bg35 is better.

Oat Beta Glycan: These are water soluble oat fiber at 22 and 35% respectively. They work by trapping bile acids in the intestine forcing the syntheses of new bile acid from cholesterol by the liver. Studies have shown that 5-10 g of daily fiber lowers cholesterol and is associated with lower blood glucose readings. This can be found in a bowl of oatmeal or cheerios be cautious about dietary supplements. ...Read more

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Doc, ask sex, can sex very day, l like sex very much, had sex make happy day, I eat health food, like wholegrain, nut ,oat, eat garlic very day?

Doc, ask sex, can sex very day, l like sex very much, had sex make happy day, I eat health food, like wholegrain, nut ,oat, eat garlic very day?

Diet & Sex: Sounds like some nutritious food. One may engage in sex daily if desired as long as healthy enough. See you are a 66 year old male and no medical problems were listed. Did you have a specific question? ...Read more

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A trainer gave me a diet plan for bodybuilding, but in the morning i eat two whole eggs and six egg whites(and oats). Is it safe for my health?

A trainer gave me a diet plan for bodybuilding, but in the morning i eat two whole eggs and six egg whites(and oats). Is it safe for my health?

Should be OK: Unless you have cholesterol or other metabolic disorders, your trainer is protein-loading you (in a low cholesterol way). Should not be a problem, but whey or other protein powder in morning drink (/smoothie/shake) might be easier. ...Read more