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Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated?

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2008/03/02 19:25:46 (permalink)

Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated?

Hi,

I have been drinking/eating oats that have been soaked in milk over night.

Can they make you constipated? Since I have been eating them I don't seem to be as regular!!

Cheers,
Rich
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 19:29:25 (permalink)
    oats lock me up a fair bit actuually
    linseed helps though.
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 19:42:26 (permalink)
    I eats oats twice daily and im regular!


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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 19:45:17 (permalink)
    They've never caused me any problems
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 20:11:05 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Ricky1
    Hi,
    I have been drinking/eating oats that have been soaked in milk over night.
    Can they make you constipated? Since I have been eating them I don't seem to be as regular!!
    Cheers, Rich
    They shouldn't make you constipated. What's the consistency of the soaked oats? Hard? Firm? Runny? How regular are you when you eat soaked oats?

    EDIT: Constipation has nothing to do with regularity. It's defined by the hardness of your poo. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale So, what's your number?
    post edited by Nigeepoo - 2008/03/02 20:15:13
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 20:21:11 (permalink)

    Thanks for the replies guys!

    ORIGINAL: Nigeepoo

    EDIT: Constipation has nothing to do with regularity. It's defined by the hardness of your poo. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale So, what's your number?


    Hi Nigeepoo!

    No different to normal mate! I am not constipated then just less regular!

    I though perhaps oats where high in fibre and therefore they would make me more regular!!

    Cheers
    Rich
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 21:03:57 (permalink)
    Soluble fibre works both ways. It softens hard poo and firms-up watery poo.
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 22:21:40 (permalink)
    mate when i eat oats my pooh goes real soft and it comes out like a long snake
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 22:28:53 (permalink)
    TMI!
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/02 23:54:47 (permalink)
    Get some Phyllium husks mate ,MP do them,that will sort out the hardness for sure!
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 16:19:36 (permalink)

    Thanks for the help guys!

    ORIGINAL: Nigeepoo

    Soluble fibre works both ways. It softens hard poo and firms-up watery poo.


    Nigeepoo, are they predominantly/all soluble fibre then? Is insoluble fibre better for the digestive system?

    Many thanks,
    Rich
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 16:34:56 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: jingaro

    mate when i eat oats my pooh goes real soft and it comes out like a long snake


    ROFL.....TMI for sure. Im having hissy fits at work at present.
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 16:44:26 (permalink)
    Hey Guys. A lil off subject i know, but this seems like an easy way to prepare breakfast, but never tried it b4.
    So do u just leave it set in the fridge overnight!?
    And what measurements do u usually use!? Like 150Ml of milk with 5 heaped spoonfuls or what!?

    Also could you "Bulk prepare" this and then just store it in the fridge or even freezer then take it out every evening so it can thaw in time for breakfast the next morning!?
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 18:21:12 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Ricky1
    Nigeepoo, are they predominantly/all soluble fibre then? Is insoluble fibre better for the digestive system? Many thanks, Rich
    I don't know. http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html doesn't say. Too much insoluble fibre (e.g. bran) can irritate the gut. Soluble fibre (e.g. beta-glucan in oats, pectin in apples, ? in linseeds, ? in psyllium husks) doesn't irritate the gut provided it's accompanied by sufficient fluid.
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 18:27:16 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Reeper316
    Hey Guys. A lil off subject i know, but this seems like an easy way to prepare breakfast, but never tried it b4.
    So do u just leave it set in the fridge overnight!? Yes. A cool place also works as the milk won't go off in such a short space of time. Yoghurt & milk also works, for those who like a sharper taste.
    And what measurements do u usually use!? Like 150Ml of milk with 5 heaped spoonfuls or what!? Experiment until you get the right consistency. If it comes out too thick, you can always add more milk.

    Also could you "Bulk prepare" this and then just store it in the fridge or even freezer then take it out every evening so it can thaw in time for breakfast the next morning!?
    You could, but dry oats last for ages and I presume that you buy fresh milk regularly so there's no need.
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 18:41:53 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Nigeepoo

    ORIGINAL: Ricky1
    Nigeepoo, are they predominantly/all soluble fibre then? Is insoluble fibre better for the digestive system? Many thanks, Rich
    I don't know. http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html doesn't say. Too much insoluble fibre (e.g. bran) can irritate the gut. Soluble fibre (e.g. beta-glucan in oats, pectin in apples, ? in linseeds, ? in psyllium husks) doesn't irritate the gut provided it's accompanied by sufficient fluid.



    Cheers mate,

    I have a bag of this http://www.mornflake.com/Pages/oatbran.html

    On the packet, it says out of 100g, 8.4g is insoluble fibre and 6.8 is soluble fibre, so it is fairly balanced by the look of it.

    Cheers,
    Rich
    post edited by Ricky1 - 2008/03/04 23:20:55
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 18:57:06 (permalink)
    Oat bran is a more concentrated source of fibre than oats but the ratio of insoluble:soluble fibre should be the same.

    P.S. Can you edit the . off the end of your link as it stops the link from working.
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    RE: Do Oats (soaked) make you bunged up / constipated? 2008/03/04 23:22:50 (permalink)


    ORIGINAL: Nigeepoo
    P.S. Can you edit the . off the end of your link as it stops the link from working.


    Done mate.

    ORIGINAL: Nigeepoo

    Oat bran is a more concentrated source of fibre than oats but the ratio of insoluble:soluble fibre should be the same.



    Thanks Nigeepoo, I find all this really interesting.

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