Oat Bran (Avena sativa) is the outer layer of the oat kernel and a dietary fiber. It is a member of the Poaceae/Gramineae family. Oat bran is a plant food used for high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels. Oat Bran is rich in the soluble fiber, beta-glucan. Oat Bran has also been used for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, athletic performance, and immune boosting. It helps with irritable bowel syndrome, blocking fat absorption, and gastric conditions. Oat Bran, which contains fiber, is also helpful for constipation. Oat Bran can often be found in cereal and as a flavor or texture adding agent in foods.
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