Fortified Cereals: What Are They & Top Fortified Options

Our fortified cereals – it’s all about defences!

WHAT ARE FORTIFIED CEREALS?

The word ‘fortification’ means ‘a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack’ – so what has that got to do with cereals? Well, when cereals are ‘fortified’, it means they contain added vitamins and minerals.

 

WHY FORTIFY CEREALS?

Foods have been fortified since the 1920s when extra nutrients were added to help make up for vitamins and minerals lacking in people’s diets or restore nutrients lost during food processing. These days, it’s easier to consume the recommended nutrient intakes  by eating a balanced and varied diet. Your morning bowl of fortified cereal can be a great way to kickstart the day for you and your family.

In fact, research shows that children and adults who eat fortified breakfast cereals are more likely to get the vitamins and minerals they need in a day.
 

WHAT IS FORTIFIED MILK?

Of course, you can’t have cereal without milk or your milk alternative. But what is fortified milk? Fortified milk is cow’s milk which has added vitamins such as vitamins D and A. However, during the fortification process, milk can have various other nutrients added such as zinc, iron and folic acid. Many milk alternatives are also fortified and you can check this by looking at the product label.

ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MARVELLOUS MINERALS:

Vitamins
HELP RELEASE ENERGY

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe) contribute to energy-yielding metabolism.

Vitamins
CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHY SKIN

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3) contribute to the maintenance of normal skin.

Vitamins
HELP THE NERVOUS SYSTEM WORK PROPERLY

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Calcium (Ca) contribute to normal functioning of the nervus system.

Vitamins
CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTHY BLOOD

Pyridoxine (B6), Folic Acid (B9), Iron (Fe), Riboflavin (B2) contribute to normal red blood cell formation.

Vitamins
ESSENTIAL TO NORMAL CELL DIVISION

Folic Acid (B9), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe) play a role in the process of cell division.

Vitamins
KEEP THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WORKING PROPERLY

Pyridoxine (B6), Folic Acid (B9), Iron (Fe) contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

Vitamins
CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTHY BONES AND TEETH

Calcium (Ca) is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.

Vitamins
HELP REDUCE TIREDNESS

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Iron (Fe), Folic acid (B9) contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamins
CONTRIBUTES TO COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Iron (Fe) contributes to normal cognitive function.

TOP FORTIFIED CEREALS

Nesquik Cereal

The delicious chocolatey wonder of Nesquik cereals is fortified with Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid and vitamins B1, B6, and B2.

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