What is Wheat Bran?
Wheat bran is one of three layers of the wheat kernel. A wheat kernel is made up of three parts: the bran, endosperm and germ. The bran is the hard outer layer of the wheat kernel, which is jam-packed with various nutrients and fiber. During the milling process, the bran is stripped away from the wheat kernel and becomes a byproduct. Wheat bran has a sweet, nutty flavor. It can be used to add texture and a full-bodied taste to bread, muffins and other baked goods.
The keto community disagrees on wheat ingredients. In general, all wheat products are considered objectionable, however, wheat fiber is mostly insoluble (90%), passing through the digestive system and adding bulk to stool. We are rating it Debatable and suggest testing after eating to see how it affects you personally.
Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Wheat Fiber?
It may raise insulin and blood glucose and stop ketosis. Wheat Fiber contains small amounts of soluble fibers that may cause digestive issues in people with irritable bowel syndrome.
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