Oat bran has become popular recently as a source of fiber and as one way to lower blood cholesterol levels. It is far lighter and dryer than regular oats. It is most balancing for Kapha, served as cold breakfast cereal like oat bran flakes. It is relatively neutral for Pitta. Unless it is well moistened, it can definitely imbalance Vata. Vata can get the benefit of the Oat bran fiber naturally present in cooked rolled oats. Oat bran also can be added to muffin or bread recipes to lighten their effects and add fiber. In Ayurveda, rough dry foods like oat bran are highly regarded as a way of counteracting the effects of consuming too many sweet heavy foods, such as meat, wine, and cheese.
Health Benefits: Oats reduces the risk of Heart Disease due to fiber content when combined with low fat diet also due to its beta-glucan may help Type-2 Diabetes control their blood glucose level. Also it contains high content of complex carbohydrates and water soluble fiber that encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels. Oatmeal porridge also contains more B vitamins and calories than other kinds of porridges. Oats are the only cereal containing a globulin or legume like protein.
Rolled oats are traditionally oat groats that have been rolled into flat flakes under heavy rollers and then steamed and lightly toasted.
Oatmeal is ground oat groats.
Tridoshas : Vata, Pitta, Kapha in Ayurveda.