Oat bran shell oat grain. Bran are not food in the traditional sense, because unlike ruminants man does not have the enzymes to breakdown. That, however, gives them unique properties. Oat bran pass through the entire digestive tract - from mouth, where irrigated with saliva to the colon where the act of stuffing, resisting all chemical and physical attacks on its way.
What makes oat bran unique, it is the high content of water-soluble fiber. Fiber (fiber) are of two types - soluble and insoluble, such as in wheat bran and most plants are of the second type. Water soluble oat and pectin are giving health properties of apples. Fiber from pectin, however, much more difficult to extract and produce fruit sugar.
They can be cooked with them to prepare very sweet and salty foods that are a good substitute in cravings for carbohydrates in the diet. Fiber of oat bran have the ability to delay the passage of the sugars in the blood and hence the secretion of insulin. Oat bran support and disposal of some of the fat - plant or animal to swallow the food.