What is fibre?
Dietary fibre is a plant based substance that cannot be broken down by the human digestive system. Although fiber is not intestinally absorbed, it carries many health benefits. Useful intestinal bacteria are able to utilise fibre as nutrition, thus promoting well-being.
How does fibre function in the body?
Our digestive system is unable to break down dietary fibre. However, this indigestible ingredient has many effects on the functions of the body. Healthy teeth, stomach and intestines – fibre acts throughout the digestive system. As fibre is not absorbed by the body, it does not significantly increase the energy content of food, and thus helps you to control your body weight.
What is the recommended fibre intake?
Current western diet contains too little fibre. According to nutritional recommendations, the daily intake of fibre should be 25 – 35 grams. The recommended amount is even higher for diabetics, who are advised a daily intake of at least 40 grams of dietary fibre.
What are the sources of dietary fibre?
Wholegrain products, such as crispbread and thin crisps, are superior source of dietary fibre. In order to get same amount of fibre found in 8-9 slices of crispbread, you would need to eat nearly 2 kgs of potatoes or 7 kgs of tomatoes! That’s why wholegrain dry breads are particularly recommended for diabetics and of course they are healthy snacks for anyone.
FINN CRISP crispbreads contain on average 19 g fibre per 100 grams. Fibre content of each FINN CRISP crispbread can be easily found with the help of the fibre logo on FINN CRISP packaging.