If you are concerned about your cholesterol, heart disease or other chronic disease, consider adding oat bran to your diet. Oat bran is a high-fiber food.
Wheat Bran Vs. Oat Bran
Consuming more bran or whole grains can help lower your risk for heart disease, according to a study published in "Circulation" in 2010. You can add bran to baked goods in place of up to one-fourth of the flour, sprinkle it on yogurt or in smoothies or cook it with water or milk to make a hot cereal. Wheat bran and oat bran offer different health and nutrition benefits, so you may want to include both in your diet.