Oat Bran absorbs 25 times it's weight in liquid so it's a great 'filler' for your stomach. Your hunger pangs will disappear! Oats are considered a 'cleansing grain.' They not only cleanse your intestinal tract but your blood as well. Oats contain an excellent balance of amino acids. It's proteins are almost in perfect proportion to the body's needs. High in lysine which is often low in other cereal grains, oats bring a real balance to your protein needs without the need of mixing foods. Oats contain high levels of complex carbohydrates which have been linked to reducing the risk of cancer and the better control of diabetes.
Oat bran is used in baking bread and muffins and baked goods.
With a relatively high soluble and insoluble fiber content of 10%, oats are an excellent food in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. Containing over 4 times the fatty acids of wheat, oats can be considered a high calorie food containing 19% more calories than wheat. One third of those fats are the polyunsaturated type which are required for good health. Oats are also rich in the B vitamins, contain the anti-oxidant vitamin E and oats are mineral rich as well. Oat bran is rich in a soluble fiber called beta-glucan. Oat Bran has a very low GI so it is an excellent choice for diabetics.
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