Do you enjoy oat bran, but wonder if there are any health benefits?
Oat bran, like all other soluble fibers, can help lower cholesterol and is a good way to fill up without eating a lot of fat. But oat bran by itself is not anything magic.
The way soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol is by binding some cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and excreting it with other waste products. Oat bran only helps lower cholesterol when the overall eating plan is lower in saturated and total fat.
If you enjoy oat bran cereal or muffins, continue to include them in your eating plan for the variety, vitamins, minerals, and health benefits they provide.