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Oat Bran helps to lower Blood Glucose, helps to lower Cholesterol and helps with Weight Loss too.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I looked up on this site the nutrition for oatmeal and oat bran.
Calories in 0.25 () cup of the grain.
Old fashioned oats 75
Quick oatmeal 75
Oat bran 58

Old fashioned oats 14
Quick oatmeal 14
Oat bran 5

Old fashioned oats 2
Quick oatmeal 2
Oat bran 2

Old fashioned oats 3
Quick oatmeal 3
Oat bran 4

The most obvious difference is in the Carbohydrates. The numbers show it to be just about 2/3 less carbs than the oatmeals.

I usually use oatmeal for cooking I use Bran for my own personal recipes. Anything I make for myself has Oat bran and Milled Flax seed. DH never eats those because he does not like Flax seed in anything.
Today for his lunch I made him my Guinea pig and I told him this is a special project for me, so please be certain this tastes good and if not why not.
He liked it and I reiterated please I must have the truth, he insists so I am going ahead with the number of flavors I can make this in.
Today I had a banana oat bran flapjack, for want of a better name. I used 1/2 banana mashed for sweetening and after it was cooked I spread it with strained yogurt and added very thin slices of the other half of banana. DH has decided when He has that he will have coconut and Ghirardelli chocolate grated over the top. I might just join him I am sure it will be great.
It seems like endless easy meals can be made with just a couple of ingredients and still no chemical additives or refined anything.

PLUS this has so much fiber I am hoping for a lowering of my blood sugar and an improvement of my gastric issues too, Gastro-paresis. Slow stomach emptying so it is harder to lose weight.

I have found my old cook books to be a real eye opener but I did do some searching on the in internet and I discovered in Europe there has been a diet called the DUKAN diet and that promotes a much higher fiber diet including OAT BRAN !.

Dr DUKAN says the obesity epidemic was not just too much sugar but also too little fiber and exercise.
I am hoping to pick up the book tomorrow from the library.

I have also been milling the oat bran in to flour so I can bake with it. Tomorrow I was hoping to have a cooking day but I have had an appointment cancellation open up tomorrow afternoon so i will not start to experiment till after the appointment with MY new GI Dr. My previous one moved south to UTAH so that is too far to travel.

I have been taking photos of my Flap jacks so you can see just how substantial they are. They really do fill me, satisfy my hunger for hours.

The bottom line is the blood sugar issues. I need to see if it helps lowering of my FBS. HUGS Pat in Maine.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRACEISENUF 3/8/2013 12:30AM

    Great info. and I have heard of Dukan, I may have to see if he has a website.

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NEEDSHELP52 3/6/2013 9:14PM

    Pat, this is sounding so great. And to top it off it is something you like to do. You go girl!!! HUGS, Terry

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MILLISMA 3/6/2013 7:54PM

    Pat, this is great and so much info!!!! Thanks and hope the snow isn't too bad for you.

hugs....Mary Anne

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UUCEEJAY 3/6/2013 7:51PM

    Yummy! emoticon

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SUNNY332 3/6/2013 7:30PM

    I so agree with Dr. Dukan in that sugar was only "part of the problem".

Good find today.


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ROSEWCI 3/6/2013 7:04PM

    Awesome find Pat! I've been increasing my fiber intake for quite some time now...& my HgA1C is 5.3! Honestly, I've been eating more than the recommended fiber intake...& it works for me! I'm a firm believer that the fiber (along w/diet & exercise) makes all the difference! You're doing fabulous girl!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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123ELAINE456 3/6/2013 1:16PM

  Great Blog and Information. Thank You for sharing it. The Recipes You have included sounds good. Can you eat the Oat Bran like you do with Oatmeal for Breakfast? Have a good appointment with your new doctor too. Hope all of the Snow stays away from Maine. There is a Huge Snow Storm on the East Coast and middle of country. Have Fun. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HARROWJET 3/6/2013 11:01AM

    Thanks for sharing your information. The flapjacks sound yummy. emoticon

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    The flapjack sounded delicious. I'm sure your hubby loves this new experiment. LOL.

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/6/2013 8:02AM

    Interesting information! I'm pretty sure the Dukan diet is what Princess Kate and her mom were on before the royal wedding. Maybe you will look like Kate! emoticon

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GINIEMIE 3/6/2013 7:26AM

    I'm going to look for oat bran. I hate buying stuff before I've tried it somewhere but I have to try it the benefits are too great. Worse comes to worse I can do 1/8 cup of old fashioned oatmeal and 1/8 cup of oat bran until it's used up. I'm working on lowering cholesterol and trying to keep my blood pressure at the healthy level I finally got it to-w/o drugs!
Thanks for the info.
I knew many Europeans were ahead of us in many ways, look at them! They recycle, they are great for using natural ingredients, they walk, they take time to relax...

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EFFIEANNIE 3/6/2013 6:43AM

    I think I will buy some oat bran when I get out to the store. We had over 10 inches of snow yesterday and today we must shovel out our drive before we can go anywhere. Our snowblower is of course broken.
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DIANESAV3 3/6/2013 5:52AM

    It sounds very good.

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CHALLENGER15 3/6/2013 5:50AM

    I think Dr. Dukan is on to something with his observations. I seem to have remembered his name, but had never really paid attention to what he was saying.

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RD03875 3/6/2013 5:36AM

    I hope it works for you!

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TERRI289 3/5/2013 11:52PM

    Sounds tasty!!

Sorry your message to be went away...will try to talk to you soon.


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POPSY190 3/5/2013 11:23PM

    I have a couple of books by Jennie Brand-Miller who did the Australian research into low GI. There are one or two recipes using oats and oat bran. Would you like me to send you them or do you have her recipes already? One of my favourite quick lunches is Nairn's plain oatcakes with banana slices on top!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/5/2013 11:19PM

    Yes, Dr. Oz had a program about the Dukan diet and apparently it is popular, but I've not really researched it.

Yea for oat bran!!

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ARTJAC 3/5/2013 11:19PM

    GREAT INFO PAT THANK YOU emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/5/2013 10:48PM

    I really like the sound of the banana oat bran flap jack. But how can this lower blood sugars if the banana will raise it with the sweet of the fruit? Unless of course it's the combination of the 2. ILt's worth a try.

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