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For some reason when I eat bran flakes I get really bloated and my stomach hurts the next day. I eat a good bit of fiber already, so it isn't that I'm not used to the fiber and it doesn't really matter how much I eat (whether it's one serving vs a huge bowl). Does anyone else have this problem? Is there anything I can do to help it? I love bran cereal and would hate to give it up! Thanks!
Fibre is a great way to rid excess toxins from your body and keep yourself regular, but that fibre won't do you much good if your water intake isn't adequate. Fibre needs water to help it "move". Are you drinking at least 8 cups of water a day? If not, I suggest upping your water intake. :)
Bran is one of the most irritating things that you can put in your body. It's the protective sheath on the plant and the only purpose it serves to to protect the plant from being eaten.
I had to give up eating chia seeds because they started TEARING my intestines (yes tearing, as in pain and bleeding!!) I can only imagine bran being 100x worse for your digestive system.
I have heard of people who used to eat 2 servings of Fiber one cereal a day, and it ended up causing them serious damage. Companies like Fiber one and All bran exploit peoples ignorance. Don't fall victim to their marketing ploys, bran is not healthy-- especially when it is concentrated in such a way.
Birds are really the only animals who are capable of digesting grains properly. You're better off to leave them alone. Your body is trying to tell you something.