Cooked/Uncooked oatmeal in protein shake?

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I was watching a vid on the tube where BJ Penn shows is ingriedients for a morning shake and tried it out. The only thing I substituted was Flaxseed oil for the Sea greens stuff. I noticed he put oatmeal in as well and had it uncooked, I talked to someone else and they said it has to be cooked.

Does cooking or not cooking the oatmeal reduce the fiber it provides?
 
How can cooking oatmeal make it any better for you?
 
"Cooking" the oats just makes them absorb water and soften. The fiber is unchanged.
 
Hah, I thought they had to be cooked for some reason too. Great to now I can start throwing them in with my shake 'cuz I'm too lazy to cook them!
 
just throw the damn things in there raw!! Throw some raw egg in there while your at it! Cooking is for panzy's!
 
If you grind them, put them in the shake and leave for about 30 mins, they absorb some of the liquid and turn softer.
 
How can cooking oatmeal make it any better for you?

It's not impossible. Why do prunes have around 5 times as many antioxidants compared to plums? They are the same fruit! Or what about spinach, I believe the nutrients are absorbed better when cooked. The same could be said for oatmeal. I'm sure the differences are minor, and there's probably just as many arguments for raw as there are for cooked. I try to do both.
 
It's not impossible. Why do prunes have around 5 times as many antioxidants compared to plums? They are the same fruit! Or what about spinach, I believe the nutrients are absorbed better when cooked. The same could be said for oatmeal. I'm sure the differences are minor, and there's probably just as many arguments for raw as there are for cooked. I try to do both.

Agreed. As for spinach, you get different (not so much improved) nutrients raw vs. cooked.
 
Agreed. As for spinach, you get different (not so much improved) nutrients raw vs. cooked.

Thanks likkuid. What is it, raw is better for vitamin C whereas cooked is better for folate? Do you know any other differences? It is interesting to say the least.
 
i believe for the most part, raw vs cooked argument is that cooking denatures the enzymes that are present in raw foods.

with oats, i dont think it matters, cause no one eats oats for "enzymes" and moreso for the fiber and low GI carbs. its probably a bit easier on your digestive system if you cook it, but im not sure about that.
 
Thanks likkuid. What is it, raw is better for vitamin C whereas cooked is better for folate? Do you know any other differences? It is interesting to say the least.

Good points here.

Doesnt the FAQ on eggs state that only 17% of the protein in eggs is digestible when consumed raw?

EDIT;
1 in 20,000 eggs are contaminated with salmonella. [Sidenote: the last article I read stated that only about 17% of the protein in eggs is digestible in undenatured aka raw form, so you should cook your eggs anyway).
 
Thanks for the link ^^^.

So raw eggs offer all of the protein of cooked eggs then?

Contradicts the sacred text of teh FAQ.
 
Blend them and be done with it! I turn around 80-100g of oats into flour in 10 seconds flat. add some protein, a banana, milk/water and some cinammon and call it a done deal!
 
Thanks for the link ^^^.

So raw eggs offer all of the protein of cooked eggs then?

Contradicts the sacred text of teh FAQ.

I wouldn't say it's exactly the same, but pretty close apparently. The FAQ is still correct, maybe slightly misleading but still correct.
 
How do steel cut oats fit into this. For the shake, it seems that the rolled oats would work better.
 
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