Oatbran is the tough outer shell of oat groats, a whole grain seed with the husk removed. Like oatmeal, it makes a warming and filling breakfast, ideal for large families or long days at work. It has a sweet taste, fine, creamy texture, and cooks quickly.
What’s the difference between oatmeal and oat bran?
Oat bran has more nutritional value than traditional rolled oats as it’s made from the outer husk. Similarly to oatmeal, it helps balance glucose, reduce blood pressure, increase heart health and improve your digestive system. It’s exceptionally nutrient-dense, resulting in more fibre and protein than oatmeal, but some people prefer the texture of oatmeal.
Nutritional benefits of oat bran
Oat bran retains a high amount of its nutritional value to keep you full for longer, minimise snacking and give you extra energy. Find out the health advantages of eating oat bran:
Oat bran will help you achieve 30 grams of daily fibre intake. Your gut requires fibre to provide your stools with slip, which decreases bloating, stomach pains, excess gas, constipation, and diarrhoea.
Packed with protein
Protein is essential for building muscle and contributes to keratin production for hair growth. It also helps convert food into energy. Oat bran is a natural source of protein, so kickstart your day with a bowlful to enhance your energy and strength.
Source of calcium
Oat bran contains calcium for strong and healthy bones and teeth. Eating it regularly is an excellent alternative to milk, particularly if you follow a vegan diet or are lactose intolerant.
Source of iron
A lack of iron is common and can cause constant fatigue and irritability. Oat bran is a fantastic source of iron. Consume some for breakfast to help transport oxygen around your bloodstream and increase energy levels.
Bursting with B6
Oat bran is rich in B6, which your body needs to convert food into energy. B6 also protects your immune system against harmful pathogens and regulates fat and sugar. So, consider adding oat bran into your diet for higher energy and defence against disease.
Easy ideas to eat oat bran
You can eat oat bran the same way you eat oatmeal. Here are some of our top suggestions for this nutrition-bursting breakfast:
Cacao and raspberries - The rich, bitter taste of cacao powder wonderfully compliments tangy, sweet raspberries. Melt in a square of dark chocolate and sprinkle with cacao butter buttons for extra antioxidants.
A pinch of salt - It sounds strange, but a small pinch of salt brings out the flavour of oat bran, and it’s quick to add.
Banana and chocolate chips - Make oat bran into a treat and decorate with slices of banana and a healthy helping of melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate chips.
Coconut oat bran - If you’re a fan of coconut, why not try it with oat bran? Garnish with coconut flakes for healthy fats and even more fibre.
Chocolate and strawberries - Enjoy a weekend treat and indulge in a breakfast of oat bran with freshly sliced strawberries and a drizzle of melted milk chocolate, free from artificial sweeteners.
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