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Are these oats good from a high protein/low carb perspective?

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    I've got original, apple and golden syrup.

    http://www.quaker.co.uk/products/oat-so-simple-original
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    (Original post by NocturnalInsomniac)
    I've got original, apple and golden syrup.

    http://www.quaker.co.uk/products/oat-so-simple-original
    No, as they are neither high protein nor low carb.
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    (Original post by Brotherhood)
    No, as they are neither high protein nor low carb.
    Nailed it in one.
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    That's like asking is a packet of sweets good for diabetes

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-I9100
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    (Original post by st_23)
    That's like asking is a packet of sweets good for diabetes

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-I9100
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    Nailed it in one.
    (Original post by Brotherhood)
    No, as they are neither high protein nor low carb.
    Any suggestions for oat/porridge thats good for these things?
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    Oats are carbs mate
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    (Original post by BrookeDavis)
    Oats are carbs mate
    They're supposed to be whole grain and less sugary...which is what I'm really looking for.
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    they are relatively high in sugar?
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    Oats are oats. "These oats" don't exist, they are high in carbs.
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    (Original post by Sprockette)
    Oats are oats. "These oats" don't exist, they are high in carbs.
    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    they are relatively high in sugar?
    How about porridge then?
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    (Original post by NocturnalInsomniac)
    How about porridge then?
    Much better! All round.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Much better! All round.
    I see...guess thats the one I'm supposed to get then
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Much better! All round.
    Which one specifically though?
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    (Original post by NocturnalInsomniac)
    Any suggestions for oat/porridge thats good for these things?
    Standard oats that you can buy from any supermarket. These branded flavoured ones have gone processed, ground up further and had loads of sugar added to them. Avoid.

    You can't have low carb oats, they're carbs. If you want to keep the carbs down use water instead of milk. If you want high protein add a scoop of whey or have a couple of eggs/an omelette on the side.
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    (Original post by NocturnalInsomniac)
    They're supposed to be whole grain and less sugary...which is what I'm really looking for.


    Whole grains ARE carbs. Oats and other whole grains are GOOD carbs, they break down slowly giving you energy for a longer period of time than sugary simple carbs, such as white refined bread/pasta/rice. Just have 100% regular oats in the ingredients in any oatmeal you buy. No added anything. It's the best breakfast you can have involving carbs.
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    (Original post by NocturnalInsomniac)
    They're supposed to be whole grain and less sugary...which is what I'm really looking for.
    Carbs doesn't necessarily mean sugar. Potatoes are high in carbs, for example. Oats contain a lot of complex carbohydrates, which are good because they break down slowly, meaning you get consistent energy output for a longer period of time, no spike in blood sugar levels, thus less strain on your pancreas. And less energy stored as fat.

    Porridge is good. Don't go for any of the pre-made-up flavoured porridge, though. It will have added sugar. If you want low-sugar breakfast, you need plain porridge (I warn you now, it will taste very plain), weetabix, shredded wheat or similar.

    Carbs are good for breakfast, anyway. You need energy, and breakfast is the best time to get it.
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    Try oatbran?

    (Courtesy of myfitnesspal )
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    Bench pressed oats have added protein
    366 Calories (Per serving)
    21.32g Protein (Per serving)
    5.23g Fat (Per serving)
    59.11g Carbs (Per serving)

    Nairns gluten and wheat free porridge oats are a favorite of mine too
    per 100g
    Energy 1456kJ/344kcal,
    Protein 12.4g,
    Carbohydrates 60.2g of which sugars 2.5g
    Fat 6g of which saturates 1.1g,
    Fibre 8.1g

    Of course you wont find any low carb oats, if you want a low carb brekfast go for an omlette
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    You've taken the concept of 'there is no such thing as a stupid question' just a little bit too far.
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    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    Carbs doesn't necessarily mean sugar. Potatoes are high in carbs, for example. Oats contain a lot of complex carbohydrates, which are good because they break down slowly, meaning you get consistent energy output for a longer period of time, no spike in blood sugar levels, thus less strain on your pancreas. And less energy stored as fat.

    Porridge is good. Don't go for any of the pre-made-up flavoured porridge, though. It will have added sugar. If you want low-sugar breakfast, you need plain porridge (I warn you now, it will taste very plain), weetabix, shredded wheat or similar.

    Carbs are good for breakfast, anyway. You need energy, and breakfast is the best time to get it.
    This is exactly what I wanted to know. I'm following a low carb/high protein diet. I was recommended oats/porridge. I had no idea why. Now I know!

    And yup I was aware of the fact some carbs are good, I would've just ended up eating some brown bread later. I've got myself some weetabix...plain yes, but manageable it seems.

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