SydneyRider wrote:Appreciate the feedback re my question on oats in porridge, and whether or not they require cooking prior to eating.
It was an interesting question with some interesting answers. Following on from that, I ate raw oats for about 3 weeks... 5 times a week. They ended up giving me gastric problems. I wonder if that is because I didn't compensate by drinking extra water, I didn't give my digestive bacteria long enough to adapt, I'm sensitive to something in raw oats or something else. I wonder if I could mitigate the effects by increasing the amount more slowly, instead of going from zero days a week to every day, if I started off at (say) three times a week with a day's rest in between. It's interesting because a) I really like eating them, b) they make a dam cheap breakfast, c) they stop me eating until lunch time and d) I'm less hungry for the rest of the day. I think I'm going to try a couple of times a week, see how that goes and build up from there if everything if ok.