In this Article
- What other names is Oats known by?
- What is Oats?
- How does Oats work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Oats.
Oats seem to be safe for most people when applied directly to the skin.
Do not use oats if:
- You have difficulty chewing or swallowing food.
- You have a disorder of your digestive tract including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
- For high cholesterol: 56-150 grams of whole oat products such as oat bran or oatmeal, containing 3.6-10 grams of beta-glucan (soluble fiber) daily as part of a low-fat diet. One-half cup (40 grams) of Quaker oatmeal contains 2 grams of beta-glucan; one cup (30 grams) of Cheerios contains one gram of beta-glucan.
- For lowering blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes: high fiber foods such as whole oat products containing 25 grams of soluble fiber are used daily. 38 grams of oat bran or 75 grams of dry oatmeal contains about 3 grams of beta-glucan.
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