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    Oat Bran ???

    Hey, I'm trying to bulk up, someone told me to get oat bran as its a healthy source of high calories. So I throw it in everything now, with my tuna, in my protein shakes. Can neone tell me anything about it? Cause i'm going to the washroom a lot more now because of it.

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    Oats are a good source of complex carbs, not to mention it's an easy way of increasing your calories. Also it's a good source of fiber so....yeah food will run a bit easier through your system.

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    Oat Bran is a winner in my book. Complex carb, slow conversion into glycogen (low GI index number). High in Fiber. You can't beat it, well the taste you can.

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    hey i was hanging out in the local health and beauty section of walmart.

    I was wondering, How come we dont add the fiber powders that old people need into our shakes?

    I noticed one gave 20g carbs, which unless there is some info hidden to me, it would be a great post lift shake. 20g protien and 20g carbs makes me feel totally better after leg day.

    I guess, im wondering, is there a reason this isnt done?

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    Originally posted by Buddha_Red
    hey i was hanging out in the local health and beauty section of walmart.

    I was wondering, How come we dont add the fiber powders that old people need into our shakes?

    I noticed one gave 20g carbs, which unless there is some info hidden to me, it would be a great post lift shake. 20g protien and 20g carbs makes me feel totally better after leg day.

    I guess, im wondering, is there a reason this isnt done?
    You need more than just 20g of carbs to refuel the glycogen stores, especially after leg day. The reason why dextrose and maltodextrose are use because it's absorbed quicker than any other type of sugar. The reason oats isn't a good choice for post workout is because like everyone says, it's a complex carb, it's absorbed more slowly and steadily which is NOT what you want post workout. When bulking, personally I take in 75-100g of carbs after workout. When cutting I take in 40-50 as to help refuel muscle glycogen but not completely halt lyposis.

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