Vogel’s UltraBran Gluten Free Cereal – 375g
|Vogel’s Ultra Bran contains fibre from 4 sources, plus the added goodness of soy & linseed. Soy is high in isoflavones, and linseed rich in lignans. Both are natural phytoestrogens, with many proven health benefits for mature bodies.These natural phytoestrogens also play an important role in women’s health. Also added Hi-Maize – a natural source of prebiotic protection and resistant starch important for digestive fitness.Vogel’s Utra Bran provides your body with many essential nutrients – giving you a healthy start to your day.
High-Fibre Wheatbran Breakfast Cereal
Low GI, very high fibre wheatbran cereal with prebiotic maize starch, soya isoflavones and linseed meal, with minerals and vitamins.
Dr Alfred Vogel
Vogel’s breakfast cereals follow the guiding principals of Dr Alfred Vogel, the famous Swiss naturopath and nutrition therapist. Born in 1902 near Basel, he became a highly respected nutritionist and a pioneer in the promotion of “healthy” foods as a means of protecting and maintaining health. He opened his first health food store at the age of 18 in 1920, and summed up his philosophy thus: “Preventative healthcare is the source of health and happiness. The decision to adopt a well-balanced diet containing natural foodstuffs and to heed the body’s own signals must be taken of one’s own free will.”
Cereals (84%) [Wheat Bran, Wheat Flour, Corn Starch (Hi-Maize) 8%], Sugar, Linseed Meal (Linola) (8%), Soya Isoflavone Conc (1.4%), Minerals (Tricalcium Phosphate, Zinc Oxide), Salt, Natural Colour: Annatto, Vitamins (Vitamin E, Folic Acid)
Soya is a great source of phytoestrogens (isoflavones). The average Western diet provides about 1 mg per day of plant oestrogens whereas the Asian diet contains between 20-60mg. Population studies have found that diets high in phytoestrogens provide a range of health benefits for both men and women.
“High-Maize” corn starch is a “resistant” starch that has a prebiotic effect. Most starches are digested and absorbed into the body through the small intestine, but some resist digestion and pass through to the large intestine where they act like dietary fibre, encouraging the growth of friendly bacteria and helping to improve bowel health. This type of starch is called a “resistant” starch.
Dietary fibre can be divided into two major categories: Insoluble Fibres – found in whole grain products and also in vegetables, and Soluble Fibres – found in barley, beans, apples and some other fruits and vegetables. Fibre, soluble and insoluble, has an important role to play in the functioning of the body and is therefore a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. Increasing the fibre content of the diet is relatively easy: by eating more high-fibre foods such as wholemeal bread, fruit, vegetables and grain based foods, plus the inclusion of a bran-based cereal in the diet, fibre intake can be immediately increased.
Vogel’s UltraBran is an excellent source of dietary fibre, with 15g of Total Dietary Fibre per serving
Linseed contains poly-unsaturated essential fatty acids – linoleic acid (Omega 6) and linolenic acid (Omega 3). These good fats are necessary for the proper function of many organs and must be supplied by diet as the body does not produce them. Vogel’s UltraBran contains ground yellow linseed meal, specially grown to produce a higher level of linoleic acid (Omega 6)
Folic Acid and Folate are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food whilst Folic Acid is the synthetic form of this vitamin that is found in supplements and fortified foods. Folic Acid is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells and is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy, since Folic Acid is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. Also, both adults and children need Folic Acid to make normal red blood cells.
Vogel’s UltraBran provides 50% of the RDA* for Folic Acid.