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All-Bran vs Fibre One cereal

Updated April 17, 2017

Imagine that you are in the breakfast foods aisle at the supermarket, searching the shelves for a healthy cereal. Then you notice a cereal that is rich in fibre, hence the name Fibre One. You know that fibre is good for your digestive system so you put the Nestle Fibre 1 cereal in your trolley. But then you notice that Kelloggs also makes a cereal that is rich in fibre called All-Bran. Do you take the Fibre 1 out of the trolley and replace it with All-Bran? The answer is in the nutritional information listed on the side of each box.

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Sodium content

If you are looking for the cereal with the lower sodium content, you want All-Bran cereal. Sixty g (1/2 cup) of Fibre 1 cereal has 105 mg (0.0037 oz) of sodium, while All-Bran only has 80 mg (0.0028 oz).

Fat content

Ingesting large amounts of saturated fat and trans fat can cause high cholesterol, but luckily, neither of these cereals will have a negative impact on your cholesterol. Both All-Bran and Fibre 1 contain zero grams of saturated fat and zero grams of trans fat.

Sugar

Dr. Sears, a celebrated author and an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, says that a healthy cereal will contain less than five grams (0.176 oz) of sugar. While Fibre 1 fits into that category with zero grams of sugar per serving, All-Bran cereal has 6 grams (0.212 oz) of sugar per serving.

Potassium

According to the George Mateljan Foundation, potassium is important for muscle function and helps to keep your blood pressure at normal levels. All-Bran cereal has nearly twice as much potassium than Fibre 1.

Fibre Content

Both of these cereals are high in fibre, but Fibre 1 has almost 50 per cent more fibre than All-Bran. Fibre 1 has an incredible 14 g (0.49 oz) of fibre per serving, while All-Bran has just 10 g (0.35 oz).

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About the Author

Samantha Herman earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Her professional writing career started in 2008, when she accepted an internship at "Willamette Week," a local alternative publication. Upon completing her internship, she became employed as a copywriter for an internet media company. In addition to copywriting, she has written articles for PDX Pipeline and eHow.

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