Wheat Bran vs. Oat Bran

Wheat Bran vs. Oat Bran

Wheat bran vs. oat bran – which bran is better for you? When it comes to the wheat bran vs. oat bran debate, there is no shortage of opinions out there. But who is the winner of the wheat bran vs. oat bran showdown? In short, wheat bran is the winner, hands down. Why? I will explain in a second, but before I do, here is a hint: one of the reasons why is the amount and the type of fiber it contains. By the way, speaking of fiber, you might want to read the following posts on the subject: Soluble Fiber Supplements and Chia Seeds vs. Salba Seeds.

Wheat bran vs. oat bran So, what is so special about wheat bran? Let’s take a closer look at the numbers: One serving of wheat bran (0.25 cup) contains 30 calories, 2 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 grams of insoluble fiber.

One serving of oat bran (0.33 cup) contains 80 calories, 5 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrates, and only 5 grams of fiber (2 grams of soluble fiber and 3 grams of insoluble fiber).

Nutritionally speaking, wheat bran is clearly superior to oat bran because it is lower in calories, carbohydrates and higher in fiber. It is also important to note that wheat bran does not contain soluble fiber, which could cause bloating and other issues. It is, however, lower in protein, but you can get protein from other sources, so it is not a big deal.

Another reason why I like wheat bran has to do with its versatility. It absorbs oils and liquids well, which means you can put it in a salad or even work it in an omelet. You can also sprinkle it on a yogurt. One more thing, wheat bran keeps you regular like no other fiber supplement.

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