Oat bran is the outer casing of the oat groat, which is low in saturated fat and a good source of dietary fiber, including soluble fiber. In fact, one serving of oat bran contains 7 grams of fiber. That’s why studies have indicated the daily intake of oat bran can lower LDL (aka “bad”) cholesterol and may protect against heart disease. Its high fiber content can also make you feel fuller longer, which can control your appetite and guard against snacking. Need more protein in your diet? Oat bran offers 7 grams per serving.
In addition to the above health benefits, oat bran makes an absolutely delicious hot cereal. Try topping a bowl of whole grain goodness with brown sugar and butter, or add fruit, spices, yogurt and nuts.