ingredient information
Oats Bran Organic
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Oat Bran has received considerable attention in the medical community for its role in helping reduce blood cholesterol. Nutrition experts believe that Beta glucans, the water-soluble fibers present in oat bran act as an active agent for cholesterol inhibition. Since oat bran is a food, after all, and supplies beneficial fiber to assist in regulating gastro-intestinal function as well, nutritionists also recommend increased daily intake. For a while, oat bran was touted as a miracle food, a sort of Roto-Rooter for your veins. Predictably, food manufacturers rushed to pump their breads and cereals with oat bran. In truth, oat bran is not proven to be more effective at lowering cholesterol than several other brans or, for that matter, other high-fiber foods. And the results are not as miraculous as claimed. Fiber is, however, definitely beneficial because it keeps the gastrointestinal tract in good working order (it also contains no calories). Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,