Our Food is Fortified for Your Health

Here’s a quick rundown of what vitamins and minerals the Juvela Gluten Free Flour Mixes, bread and breakfast cereals are fortified with and how they contribute to you overall health.

Prior to diagnosis, a person with coeliac disease can become deficient in some vitamins and minerals. Our gluten free bread, flour Mixes and breakfast cereals are fortified to help you reach your recommended daily intake. Where possible, we ensure that all the nutrients in our gluten free foods are at a similar level to their traditional counterparts.

Our bread, Mixes and cereals are fortified with...

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 
Thiamine is an essential vitamin because it helps us to break down and release energy from food in addition to keeping the nervous system healthy.

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Riboflavin helps to keep our skin, eyes and nervous system healthy.

Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Niacin is important because it helps to keep our skin, eyes and nervous system healthy. Niacin also helps to release energy from food and it may help in lowering lowering cholesterol and in prevention of heart disease.

Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 helps with healthy brain and nervous system function and it's also known to improve mood. It's important to eat food with Vitamin B6 in because our bodies cannot produce it. 

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
Folic Acid helps our body to form healthy red blood cells, and to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in unborn babies. Folic Acid is usually found in whole-wheat products which aren't an option for people with coeliac disease, so it's very important that gluten free food is fortified with Folic Acid!

Calcium
Remember drinking milk in school? Calcium is commonly known to help keep our bones and teeth strong. People with coeliac disease are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Because of this, adults with coeliac disease are advised to consume 1000mg of calcium daily, which is higher than the general population. Eating staple gluten free products like bread and flour that are fortified help you reach this number.

Iron
Important in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. People low in Iron often struggle with low energy levels and tiredness.