Dietary fiber is a substance obtained from fruits, vegetables and cereals. At its most basic level, fiber is comprised of plant cell walls and associated material like cellulose and pectin.
The health benefits of fiber have long been widely acknowledged. Foremost is fiber’s ability to add bulk to our diet. Bulk promotes the passage of food through the intestine to support digestive health. As fiber passes through the digestive system, it absorbs water and swells like a sponge. Prepared from unprocessed bran, with rye flour and water, the batter is slowly baked over a twelve-hour period. The moisture is evaporated, leaving a crisp, flavorful, thick cracker. This special baking method maximizes the surface area of the fiber in the bran. So when you eat GG Bran Crispbread®, it quickly absorbs more moisture which may help you feel more full.
If you eat just 5 slices of original GG® brand each day, you will eat a whopping 20 grams of fiber!
Here’s what you would need to eat to get as much fiber:
- 3 cups of yams
- 8 cups of raw, uncooked broccoli
- 6.5 bananas
- 3 cups of bran flakes