For more dietary fiber, take two tsps. after each meal with water, milk, juice. As cereal, just add milk; sweeten. Add 2-3 Tbsps. to any cereal; also to cookie, pancake, or bread recipes. Substitute oat bran for bread crumbsor oatmeal.

Oat bran is the outer layer of the oat groat, which sits just beneath the inedible hull. While oat groats and steel-cut oats naturally contain bran, oat bran is also sold separately as its own product.

Oat bran is linked to many health benefits, such as improved blood sugar control, healthy bowel function, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.