What does bran contain?
Bran is a fruit-seed coat of wheat, millet, corn, barley, oats and rice. It is obtained by grinding grains into flour. Bran is characterized by a high content of nutrients, such as:
- B vitamins
- And also the wealth of priceless fiber.
How does bran affect our body?
In addition to the nutritional activity, bran has also demonstrated the cleansing and filling properties of the digestive system. The fiber contained in them, even though it is not a nutrient, has a very positive effect on the whole system. By swelling in the stomach, it provides a feeling of fullness, and by moving through the digestive system it cleans it of lingering food residues and minimizes putrefactive processes. In addition, it reduces the absorption of sugars and fats, which has a positive effect on maintaining a proper body weight.
Regular consumption of bran has an anti-cancer effect. The stool gets looser, the diet is more balanced, and that's according to Dr. John Weisburger reduces the risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer.
Bran has the ability to:
- Cleansing the body of toxins and heavy metals
- Slowing down the aging processes (mainly by detoxifying the body)
- Regulate blood pressure, prevent blood clots
- Improve memory and concentration
- Reduce fatigue and sleepiness
Types of cereal bran
- Wheat bran - contains large amounts of fiber, is completely removed from the body. After roasting in a dry frying pan, they gain a pleasant, nutty aroma, but unfortunately they have a high glycemic index (GI).
- Rye and spelt bran - show beneficial effects in the case of cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases and allergies.
- Oat bran - reduces the level of bad cholesterol due to the ability to absorb fat.
Bran is beneficial to our body if they are used in a reasonable quantity. Too high doses may cause problems with the digestive system (pain, constipation). It should also be remembered that swelling in the stomach makes it necessary to drink the right amount of water. Amounts below 1.5-2 liters per day may mean that instead of the positive effects of a healthy diet, we will struggle with unpleasant ailments.