Bread is not dead! It’s alive with goodness!
Bread has been a hot topic of conversation for years, loved by some and avoided by others. Like everything else, bread has evolved and it now contains many added ingredients that are hugely beneficial to your health. Breads such as those in the Albany Ultima Range include goodness such as rooibos, antioxidants, multi-grains and Vitamin E. It may be time to rethink the way we see bread and take a closer look at the benefits we can gain by adding it to our family’s diets.
Made from the rooibos shrub found in Cederberg, it is well known that the medicinal value of this shrub is endless. Rooibos tea is an excellent source of antioxidants such as polyphenols and aspalathin (found only in Rooibos). It has also been found that rooibos can assist in the treatment of headaches, allergies, early aging, asthma and hypertension.
These are a very important part of any diet as they help protect our healthy cells from free radicals damage. Polyphenols are a specific class of antioxidant which has a large presence in rooibos. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties, which is great news for anyone suffering from arthritis or other inflammatory illnesses. They are able to improve heart health and they contain anti-tumour and anti-carcinogenic properties, keeping your family cancer free and their hearts healthy.
Vitamins are a crucial component of our diet. They can be found in a variety of foods, your daily slice of bread being one of them. Vitamin E is especially prominent in the Albany Ultima Rooibos and Rye bread and provides many health benefits. The most widely known health benefits of Vitamin E are protection against toxins such as air pollution, premenstrual syndrome, eye disorders such as cataracts, neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. A more commonly known benefit of Vitamin E is its hair and skin care qualities. Due to its antioxidant properties, Vitamin E promotes circulation of blood to your scalp ensuring your hair stays strong and healthy. Vitamin E can also assist in beating fatigue which is a daily battle for most women.
Besides being delicious, multigrains like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and linseed also deliver a good helping of fibre, needed for keeping your body regular and your colon healthy. They can also contain essential fatty acids, B- vitamins and essential minerals like Magnesium, which will help keep bones and teeth strong and healthy and help with your metabolism.
With all those health benefits, it is definitely worth trying out the Albany Ultima Range which includes the following:
- Albany Ultima Rooibos & Rye Brown Bread
- Albany Ultima Multigrain Brown Bread
- Albany Ultima Kilojoule Controlled Brown Bread