What is Oat Bran


INTRODUCTION
Bran is the outer shell of the grain. Normally, the outer shell cover is removed in milling. But with Oat bran, you receive the whole grain. It contains more nutrients and fiber. Which helps in improving digestion and maintaining good health.


(Keep the bran in-tact photo credit: African_fi )

Till now Oat bran was used for feeding horses and hens. After being mentioned in Dukan Diet it has gained immense popularity amongst health enthusiasts.

Dukan Diet is a diet program book written by french doctor Dr Pierre Dukan. It has got immense popularity worldwide with more than 3 million followers.

On his website Dr Pierre Dukan recommends  that Oat Bran as one of the best low glycemic index foods. One of the best foods that help in burning fat in the body.

Apart from Dr Dukan, there are several other case studies which confirm the effectiveness of Oat Bran.

QUAKER OAT BRAN 
Quaker Oat Bran is one of the most popular brands in the world today. It also highlights the proposition of lowering cholesterol on the cover.

 
Oat bran is rich in protein and low in carbohydrates. That makes it a perfect food for anyone who is on a planned diet..

POPULARITY AND USAGE
Oat bran is becoming popular amongst people who want to lose weight and reduce cholesterol levels in the body. It is available all over the world and cheaper as compared to other health supplements in the same category.

Because Oat is one of the cheapest food which provides good nutrition you will be amazed to know that it is mostly used as animal food. In many countries it is used to feed horses, chickens and other animals.


But gradually Oat bran is being used by more and more people. Thanks to different case studies which show promising results of using it .

HOW TO USE OAT BRAN
You can use Oat bran in a various number of ways right from


  • Boiling in water or milk and consuming it as a soup or
  • Mixing it with other food materials and make a bread of it. 
  • Pancakes 
  • The benefits of oat multiplies if you consume it along with the bran or the outer husk.




OATS VS OAT BRAN
In most countries it is a common practice to remove the outer husk from the grain.

This is not good.  Outer husk is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. It is also a very good source of dietary soluble fiber, proven to reduce cholesterol. The fiber assists in Colon cleansing and detoxification.

So if you are really conscious about your health then go for the grain with bran. Not only it has got more benefits, it presses less load on your pocket.


DO YOU EAT OAT BRAN?
Want to lose weight? Or improve heart health? Oat bran is probably the best bet! Eat more of Bran as it will help you in gaining better health!




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