Wheat_Bran(The best food for Lowering_Cholesterol)
It is the outer layer of wheat and popularly known as Choker or Bhusa in Hindi.
Previously, it was used to be obtained from Aata/Wheat powder after sieving and used to be thrown out or given as cow feed. But now this is found to have great value as human food.
It is rich in dietary fiber, minerals, antioxidants, lignins, and other phytochemicals.
-Wheat bran consists of about 40% fiber. This fiber binds with cholesterol present in the bile acid and stops its re-absorption. This lowers cholesterol level in the blood and helps heart patients.
-The fiber present in the Wheat bran slow down the absorption of sugar in the intestines and thus help in much better control of diabetes.
-Wheat bran is high in volume and fills up the stomach thus stops hunger. Like this, it helps in weight reduction.
-Wheat bran contains a lot of phytochemicals. These chemicals act as antioxidants and help in retarding the blockage formation.