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Posted by: Samantha | 2008/08/05

Oats Ban and Jungle Oats

What is the difference between Oats Bran and Jungle Oats? I' m told Oats Bran reduces cholesterol but was wondering if normal Jungle Oats also does the trick.

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Dear Samantha
Oat Bran is the actual roughage of the oats that has been removed and concentrated. Thus the bran content of oat bran is much higher than that of standard oatmeal which is usually used for porridges, etc. The bran contains dietary fibre, esp so-called soluble dietary fibre which is known for reducing cholesterol levels. So if you eat oat bran you are getting a higher intake of the protective soluble fibre than if you eat the standard oats. Standard oats will also do the trick, but at a slower rate.
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