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Old 31-10-2003, 11:57 PM
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Yesterday, I ate a whear/oat bran mixture that I bought from the store
about 2 weeks ago and ended up having problems sleeping the same
night. Was it because the bran went bad? Does anyone know the shelf
life of wheat/oat bran?
I am aware that the germ is removed from the wheat kernel to prevent
rancidity, but I thought the wheat bran outer hull was removed for
taste reasons. would it be correct to assume that the bran, like the
wheat germ, is removed for rancidity reasons also?

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Old 01-11-2003, 12:15 AM
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You probably had trouble sleeping because your guts were churning from
that much fiber. Unless you have a daily intake of food that has that
much fiber in it you will have some minor problems until your gut learns
to handle it. At least that's what happens to me. YMMV

Cross postings removed as I don't usually post to those groups.

George

john wrote:

Yesterday, I ate a whear/oat bran mixture that I bought from the store
about 2 weeks ago and ended up having problems sleeping the same
night. Was it because the bran went bad? Does anyone know the shelf
life of wheat/oat bran?
I am aware that the germ is removed from the wheat kernel to prevent
rancidity, but I thought the wheat bran outer hull was removed for
taste reasons. would it be correct to assume that the bran, like the
wheat germ, is removed for rancidity reasons also?


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Old 01-11-2003, 06:13 AM
Roy Basan
 
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(john) wrote in message . com...
Yesterday, I ate a whear/oat bran mixture that I bought from the store
about 2 weeks ago and ended up having problems sleeping the same
night. Was it because the bran went bad? Does anyone know the shelf
life of wheat/oat bran?
I am aware that the germ is removed from the wheat kernel to prevent
rancidity, but I thought the wheat bran outer hull was removed for
taste reasons. would it be correct to assume that the bran, like the
wheat germ, is removed for rancidity reasons also?

If you are not used to eating fibrous material before going to bed
then you will indeed have difficulty in sleeping.
I used to have that peculiarity when I tried a fibrous vegetarian diet
and I also have some sleeping problems;but you will get used to it
anyway.

Your question that bran went bad is a conjecture..
as bran is nothing but fibrous matter and have minimal or no fat
content that can be reason for spoilage.
In comparison wheat germ is more prone to spoilage because of the high
level of unsaturated fatty acids in it that is why its removed or
toasted to deactivate the enzymes that catalyzes the spoilage.
But wheat germ is added for nutritional purpose as well.
But bran is not removed, because if that is so then why did these
cereal manufacturers declare it contains bran if it was absent?
On the other hand....
I think your self consciousness is the main reason that you cannot get
to sleep easily.Nutritional freaks occasionally fall in this category
by being fastidious on foodstuff they eat that they worry if what they
eat will make them healthy.
I hope you are not in this category as you will need psychiatric help
then g.

Roy


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