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Fibre is so important for good health every day. Here’s why.
Oats have many great benefits. They are a natural whole grain, meaning that they contain all 3 parts of the natural grain and are minimally processed.
Oats also contain fibre, helping maintain a healthy digestive system.
Fibre is found in the outer layer of the oat grain, known as oat bran.
Oats are also one of the few grains that naturally contain the soluble fibre “beta-glucan”, which helps make your oats creamy and delicious and is known to help lower cholesterol re-absorption^.
^A 40g serve of oats provides 1 g beta –glucan. Oats can help lower cholesterol re-absorption as part of a diet low in saturated fat. 3g of beta-glucan each day is required to help lower cholesterol re-absorption.
We all need the three types of fibre to help keep our bodies’ healthy – soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch.
Plant foods such as grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and legumes contain fibre, which passes through our stomach and intestines undigested.
Dietary fibre is essential for keeping our digestive system healthy. Some types of fibre also help to lower cholesterol re-absorption, found in psyllium, barley and oat bran (which provides beta-glucan).
1 in 2 Australian adults do not consume the recommended 30 grams of dietary fibre per day, according to recent research*.
When looking for high fibre breakfast cereals and snacks, use the following as a guide:
Min 2g/serve = Source of fibre
Min 4g/serve = High in fibre
Min 7g/serve = Very high fibre
* Nestle 2009 commissioned fibre study
The UNCLE TOBYS name and logo has significant historical significance, it was designed by Nellie Love, the niece of Clifford Love – the founder of UNCLE TOBYS, who was a keen artist and a student of literature. She suggested the name and designed the logo based on the great literacy character in the “Life of Times of Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne, first published in 1759. In the book Uncle Toby is a gentle, uncomplicated lover of his fellow man. The original design of Uncle Toby standing with the Widow Wadman has seen little changes over the years, so has become a treasured representation of the UNCLE TOBYS heritage.