Oats or oatmeal receive a lot of love from the media for being a high-fiber, unprocessed whole grain option. However, today I want to introduce you to oat bran. Like oats, it contains a good dose of cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, and is a rich source of B vitamins. So why choose oat bran over regular oats? The reason is because oat bran contains nearly twice the amount of fiber as regular oats in the same quantity. Thus, to get the most nutrition bang for your buck, go for oat bran!
You can easily prepare oat bran into a hot creamy cereal by preparing the same way you would to regular oats. Top it off with a handful of chopped almonds or walnuts for a boost of omega-3 fats and sprinkle on cinnamon to add some sweetness. Make a big batch of oat bran cereal on the weekend, then portion into individual containers for the busy weekdays to help you start your morning on the right foot everyday.