Oats deplete testosterone?
- 01-18-2008, 03:11 PM
Oats deplete testosterone?
So I've been eating a lot of oats lately (about 3 cups/day) and that may not be much to some people but its more than I'm used to. Anyways, I noticed that Oats help remove cholesterol and as many of us know, cholesterol raises testosterone by converting to DHEA, Andro, then Test.
My question: How much is too much for someone wanting to keep test. high? Has there been a study on this?
- 01-18-2008, 03:22 PM
I doubt that they will deplete cholesterol that much and you should also be consuming cholesterol and saturated fats. That much oats per day may cause hypercortisolemia, but not hypocholesterolemia.M.Ed. Ex Phys
- 01-18-2008, 03:36 PM
01-18-2008, 06:17 PM
01-18-2008, 06:53 PM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
01-18-2008, 10:30 PM
It looks like raisins(-21.0) and spinach(-14.0) are the best foods to counteract acidity.
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01-18-2008, 10:33 PM
01-19-2008, 06:22 AM
01-19-2008, 06:25 AM
so all in all oats arent going to lower test but cause a flux in acid??? this aint too good i have like 2 cups of oats ED at least along with many other complex carbs.... looks like ill be getting some raisins for snacks.
01-20-2008, 12:43 PM
01-20-2008, 01:07 PM
Not to negate Rodja's comments, as they are valid, but he was stating worse case scenarios, in my humble opinion. I have never been much of a proponent of Alkyline/Acidity metabolic diets, but that is merely my stance.
His warning was simply that over representation of this particular dietary element possibly leading to a condition characterized by a lack of base in the bloodstream.
Though, I would definitely agree on his thoughts on produce.
01-20-2008, 01:09 PM
And to add my personal experience, I have consumed 4-5 cups of Oats a day for pragmatic (money) reasons in the past, and had absolutely no issues whatsoever. I also had full metabolic panels run during that period, as I live in Canada, and, well, they are free.
01-20-2008, 05:27 PM
01-20-2008, 07:00 PM
Add some fresh fruit to your oats. I usually throw blue, black, raspberries, bannas, and anything else I may have around. This helps with acidity.
01-20-2008, 07:02 PM
01-20-2008, 08:08 PM
Oh and I always have berries and flax with my oats (no flax around workouts tho)
01-20-2008, 11:38 PM
01-21-2008, 08:45 AM
RaiZD in Toronto!!!
Anyways, this is what really gets me...I eat a bunch of brown rice and have been consuming Oats frequently for the past couple of years. My acid reflux got so bad that I had to go to the hospital this past summer for overnight stay. I was in lots of pain and they actually had to give me Morphine & Dilaudid for all the pain.
The b@stard doctors ask me what I eat and I told them, "lots of food, about 6-8 meals/day, brown rice, oats, pasta, chicken,..."
They couldn't tell me my diet was contributing to my acid reflux? Dumb doctors!!! All they gave my was some generic BS like, "Stay away from sports supplements"
Thanks for the info guys, I'll be mixing in more basmati in my diet while decreasing my intake of oats
01-21-2008, 06:33 PM
01-21-2008, 06:55 PM
Yeah, I just tell him it's to practice general health. They are refreshed with that sentiment usually.
01-22-2008, 09:08 PM
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01-22-2008, 09:36 PM
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01-22-2008, 09:40 PM
01-23-2008, 11:24 AM
02-25-2008, 03:27 PM
I think you'll be okay with your oatmeal: I eat 7-8 Cups a day of Whole grain oatmeal and I've been if anything getting stronger and stronger.
2-3 Cups of wholegrain Oats
3Tbsp of Vanilla Non_Fat Yogurt
1-2Tbsp of Honey
Call it the power oatmeal ^_^
02-27-2008, 03:17 AM
i go through about 400g of oats a day without any problems, a friend however has been getting lots of heartburn recently and has just been using oats recently so it looks like it could be that
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