Oat bran is so much more than horse food! It's now considered an effective ingredient when it comes to reducing the intake of calories. The principle behind oat bran is simple to understand. Choc-a-bloc with soluble fibre and pectin, it can store nearly 30 times its volume in water. If you eat it with meals, the oat bran fibres will dissolve and then mix with the other foods you ate and turn them into a gel. They will then pass through the colon and be excreted. It means you eliminate a number of fats and sugar from the meal. Please note that it's best to seek the advice of your doctor if you decide to take oat bran every day. You can use the oat bran in almost anything: in your salads, in your yoghurt and even on a pizza! Use it to help you get rid of those extra calories!