Bran - a byproduct of milling grain, moreover, not only wheat, there is More wheat, rye, rice, almonds, even bran. But it should be noted that the most widely used, and how the product is used in agriculture, and as a nutritional supplement to our table and found wheat bran.
In fact, the bran - a waste obtained by grinding grain. About a fifth of it goes to the bran, and the rest into flour, but the waste - so unique thing that it's hard not to admire them. With the bran can be clean the intestines, lose weight, bran, or, in any case, with their addition, you can prepare wonderful beauty products - masks, scrubs, herbal teas.
If you think that the use of bran is a new word in nutrition and cosmetics, then you are wrong. We can say that in this case, the new - is well forgotten old. The benefits of bran humanity knew long ago. Hippocrates, the famous physician of antiquity, spoke about the benefits of bran and recommended them to his patients as a means to cleanse the stomach and intestines and normalizing digestion. We used the bran and steamed folk medicine in Russia as a laxative and normalizing digestion tool in case of poisoning, for medical baths as emollient in psoriasis, eczema, dry skin.
In France, doctors have used the court as a means of bran from heart ailments. Women have always known that if the washing use a decoction of bran (wheat, oat, barley), the skin becomes smooth and gentle. In Japan, rice bran as a means for washing enjoyed great popularity among all segments of the population.
Bran for health
In the manufacture of high-grade flour, bran in the (waste) are floral shell (peel) grains, corn germ and aleurone layer, this is precisely the parts in which concentrated to 90% of biologically active components of whole grains. Fiber, B vitamins, vitamins A and E, trace elements necessary for the normal course of metabolic processes in the body: potassium, calcium, fluoride, copper, zinc, magnesium, chromium, selenium, etc., - All this is in the bran.
Home value of bran - it's certainly dietary fiber, which is nutrient for the normal intestinal microflora. At the time of passage swelling of the intestines bran to form a soft mass that cleans the intestines from the decay products, toxins and carcinogens. Regular consumption of bran may eliminate the habitual constipation and prevent their occurrence in the future.
Included in the bran dietary fibers bind cholesterol, so Bran is often recommended to be used for the prevention of atherosclerosis. Revealed positive effect of bran in diabetes, it is seen that they reduce blood sugar levels.
Choleretic effect of bran provided a stimulating their influence on general motor ability digestive system (mechanical stimulation). In a food additive bran are effective in dysfunction liver, gallbladder, pancreas, chronic diseases of the stomach and intestines. However, they should be taken only during the period of remission, when there is no acute process.
In addition to protein, bran are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids involved in the energy fat metabolism in the formation of membranes of cells in the immune response.
Bran can be recommended to take anyone interested in nutrition, preservation of health, youth and beauty. But in what form to add them to your menu, it's a matter of taste. Now very popular rolls and bread and bran. You can add bran to soups, cereals, meat dishes. Or you may simply take as a remedy: 1 tablespoon of bran mixed with a small amount of water (or yogurt), wait a few minutes so that they swell and eat for 15 minutes before a meal, be sure to drink plenty of water (at least cups). Not to say that it was very tasty, but the result is worth it!
To show excessive zeal does not mean daily dose of bran should be no more than 30 oz., Otherwise you can use instead of vice versa, to get damage in the form of acute intestinal diseases, bloating, flatulence and other troubles. Enter bran in the diet should be gradual, and analyze their condition, if you feel discomfort on the part of the digestive tract, better to limit bran bread.
Bran for weight loss
Bran is not just good for your health are our reliable helpers in the fight against excess weight. Vegetable fibers, which many in the bran, poorly digested, swelling in the stomach and increasing the amount of food eaten, they create the illusion of fullness, longer and we do not feel hunger. And, moreover, despite the abundance of valuable biological substances from the bran is very low nutritional value.
Bran is good to regulate metabolism. Fiber does not have property burn fat, but it performs a very important function and affects the very reason Obesity - a violation of the metabolic processes in the body. Bran help improve motility of the colon and intestinal motility in general, that is the prevention of constipation, which are also to some degree contribute to weight gain.
In addition to adding bran to food, weight loss we can recommend the following drink: Pour a glass of bran 1 liter. hot water, bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes. on low heat, strain. Drink 125 ml 3-4 times a day before meals.
Bran as a component of domestic cosmetics
To improve the condition of the skin, especially sensitive, prone to inflammation and flaky, it makes sense to introduce food bran. And such as almond bran and rice are widely used in various cosmetic products. In the home make-popular mask welded bran of milk - for softening the skin, lifting and gentle exfoliation.
• For face
Mask of wrinkles.
Yolk pound with 5 g of bran, almonds, add water to a paste soft consistency. Massa put on a problematic part of the face and neck and leave at 1-1, 5:00, during the procedure relax muscles of the face, rinse with warm water.
. In a water bath, heat the 2 table. spoons of honey, add 2 table. spoons of wheat bran and juice 0, 5 lemon. Warm mixture apply on face for 30 minutes., Rinse with warm water. The mask is very refreshing and nourishes the skin.
Cleaning the skin otrubyamb
. To clean the skin suit Wheat, oats, rice bran or bran bread crumb soaked. Procedure: moisten skin with warm water, pour a small amount of bran water and stir to form a slurry. Apply hand gruel on the face, with slightly wipe his chin, nose, forehead and cheeks. When there feeling that the entire mass moves freely over the skin, rinse with water, bran.
- Very good effect gives
washing the bran oily skin
In this case, flushing should take hot water (36 ° C) and then rinsed with cool water salted face.
• For body
Pour half a cup of hot fat bran milk, give them a little brew and apply slurry to the skin (neck, shoulders, chest, etc.), cover with a towel and lie down for 20 minutes and then wash off in the shower all.
Bath with bran.
200 g of bran, wrap in double layer cheesecloth and hang on the faucet so that the stream of water flowed on the pouch. Fill the bathtub with water, a chat in her bag of bran. After a bath wipe the skin should not be.
After these procedures there is a pleasant feeling of cleanliness and softness of the skin
• For hair
- For the recovery of hair apply
decoction of bran
Which contains a huge amount of micronutrients, significantly improve the nutrition of hair and giving them silky.
Preparing it this way: 250 grams of bran pouring two cups of water, bring to a boil, set aside for ten minutes, then bring to a boil again and was finally set aside for infusion. Filter the resulting infusion and warm broth profusely to the hair on his head. Wear insulated cap (or wrap head with a towel) and twenty-five to thirty minutes, rinse hair with warm water.
Three or four such sessions are usually enough to hair was silky and shiny.