What is Oat Bran?
Oat bran comes from the outer portion of an oat grain. The main structural difference is that oatmeal (typically rolled oats) is whole grain, while oat bran is just the bran of the oat. Both are healthy options for an enriched healthy diet but of course, consuming more oat bran products than whole grain products is the way to go! Oat bran is an excellent source of fibre, it contains 50% more fibre and protein than oatmeal. In addition, oat bran provides more antioxidants, B vitamins and minerals compared to other oat products.
What is GardenScent WFN Oat Bran Powder (GS Oat Bran Powder)?
GS Oat Bran Powder is different from all other oat products. It is a premium product that uses patented process to break down the tough exterior of oat cells to unleash the oat beta-glucans, making them more available and easily digestible for maximum absorption. It is a 100% natural oat powder that delivers high levels of oat beta-glucan to lower cholesterol naturally.
1 heaping tablespoon (7.5g) of GS Oat Bran Powder delivers 750mg of Oat Beta-Glucan compared to taking 25g of conventional oat bran.
Benefits of GS Oat Bran Powder and How It Works
Lowers blood cholesterol level naturally
Oat bran contains soluble fibre (beta-glucan), which reduces the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), otherwise known as the “bad” cholesterol. The soluble fibre helps to lower overall cholesterol level and the risk of heart diseases by binding to cholesterol-producing fats, reducing absorption of cholesterol and carrying them out of the body through natural digestion.
Helps in blood glucose management
Beta-glucan can help in blood glucose management as it forms a gel in the intestine and stomach, causing an increase in the viscosity of the intestine and stomach contents, causing the food to be emptied slower. Thus, spikes in blood sugar level can be avoided, and rise in blood sugar levels slowly spread over a longer time frame.
Aids in weight management
Once consumed, oat bran enters the digestive tract where its soluble fibre absorbs water and forms a gel-like substance, creating a feeling of fullness. This will help to sustain the feeling of fullness longer and thus control the calorie intake.
Helps maintain digestive health
Good bacteria helps the body to enhance resistance to harmful bacteria, yeast and parasites. Beta-glucan acts as a prebiotic, helps provide the nutrients that good bacteria (probiotics) in the intestine needs for optimum growth and health.
Convenient and versatile
It is convenient and easy to incorporate the health benefits of oat beta-glucans into your daily diet. GS Oat Bran Powder can be added to any drinks, juices, smoothies or incorporated into puddings, baking or soup recipes. It adds creaminess to beverages and smoothies to create superb smooth mouth feel. Suitable for all ages, beneficial for the diabetics, the lactose intolerant, elderly and those with swallowing difficulties.
100% Oat Bran Powder, no fillers, binders or sweeteners added.
Suggestion of Use:
Simply add 1 to 2 heaping tablespoon of GS Oat Bran Powder into your favourite beverage or juice, twice a day. You may vary your intake of GS Oat Bran Powder according to your needs. Some people, especially those who have not been taking enough fibre daily may experience initial abdominal discomfort, some gas or bloating. This is because your stomach and digestive system is unable to process and cope with the sudden increase in the fibre load. If any of these symptoms occur, start with smaller amount and slowly increase your fibre intake to let your digestive system adjust gradually.