Many of you have heard of Oat Flour, but have you ever heard of Oat Fiber? This information can be so confusing, which is why I wanted to explain what it is. The short answer to oat fiber and Keto is that it is keto-friendly.
A lot of people are loving this on their Keto journey because it’s a great way to add a little extra to their baked goods. Oat fiber isn’t going to add anything extra to your dishes, which is an extra plus in my book!
Oat Fiber VS Oat Flour
It’s important to note right away that I’m not telling you to go buy a big pack of oat flour because this is not Keto friendly. We’re talking about Oat FIBER. The really cool thing about oat fiber is that it’s made from the husks of the oat.
Oat Fiber – An Insoluble Fiber
Many of us don’t really know what an insulable fiber is. Why would we? Well, if you’re interested in bulking up your baked goods, but don’t want the extra calories, then you should be interested in what this is. The interesting part of the insoluble fiber is that this doesn’t dissolve in water in the body. Which means it’s not broken down in the digestive tract.
Oat fiber has zero calories because it’s insoluble fiber. An easy way to explain this is that oat fiber has about 3 grams of carbohydrate, which comes in the form of fiber per teaspoon. Because you’re essentially dealing with fiber, this fibrous carbs will go through the body undigested, and eventually passed through as body waste.
In fact, we started adding it to our bread recipes based on the tests I’ve done with my own body! I found this oat fiber to be very helpful on my keto journey. It keeps me full for longer periods of time and it keeps me regular. But, the most exciting reason, it because when you add the right amount of oat fiber to bread recipes, it tastes like REAL BREAD!!! Like, the real bread you remember from being your keto journey! That’s really exciting!
Just look at this bread we tested: Keto Bread Recipe
Oat Fiber Keeps Things Moving
As anyone on the Keto diet knows, if you don’t eat enough fiber, you will suffer from being able to go number 2. What I love about Oat Fiber is that it keeps things moving. As a pure insoluble fiber, it simply adds bulk to the waste your body is already creating. Essentially, it helps things to move through the digestive system very nicely.
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What Kind of Oat Fiber Do I Buy?
Oat fiber is something you can find almost anywhere. However, you don’t want to buy just any type of oat fiber. I would recommend investing in oat fiber that is organic and non-GMO. You want to make sure that you are using quality oat fiber that has no fillers.
How Much Oat Fiber Should I Eat?
While I feel really good eating oat fiber, I do believe that moderation is important. While this is an excellent ingredient to have on hand, you don’t want to go overboard on eating too much oat fiber. This is your Keto journey, so you get to choose how much or how little you incorporate into your diet.
What are the Macros of Oat Fiber?
Oat fiber’s macros per teaspoon are:
0 g fat
3 g carbs
3 g fiber
0 g protein
Have you used oat fiber in your Keto journey? What did you think?