Flavor & Fiber Bars by Gnu Foods
Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Bars Lemon Ginger - 1.6 oz. (45g)
Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Bars Lemon Ginger one Gnu Bar a day gives you 12 grams of seriously good-for-you soluble and insoluble fiber. That's nearly 50% of your Daily Value of fiber in a delicious and healthy bar
Zesty lemon paired with ginger makes this a refreshing treat. Bursting with citrus and hints of ginger, the flavors will remind you of a luscious lemon square…with a twist.
- One bar deliciously provides almost 50% of the Daily Value of Fiber
- Smile. Gnu Bars promote natural regularity and digestive health, gently and effectively
- Fiber helps lower cholesterol which is good for your heart
- Fiber absorbs and helps eliminate toxins from your body
- Fiber-rich foods aid in weight loss by making you feel fuller longer
- Only 130 - 140 Calories (varies by flavor)
- Great for our friends in the Weight Watchers® program ... do the math!
And Gnu Bars make getting your fiber so easy. Their individually wrapped bars can go with you anywhere. Throw one in a gym bag or a desk drawer for a quick "pick me up." You can have healthy, delicious fiber anytime; no mixing, measuring, or stirring required. Their baked, chewy and delicious Gnu Bars can be enjoyed on their own, anytime, anywhere.
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What's so special about the Fiber in Gnu Bars?
While there are many supplements and cereals that contain processed Fiber, the 6 natural whole grains in Gnu Bars are rich in beneficial nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients as well as rich in Fiber. The whole grains in Gnu Bars contain all the parts of the entire grain kernel; they haven't been milled or processed out like other so many other whole grain foods or supplements. Plus, unlike Fiber supplements, Gnu Bars taste great. They also provide you with nearly half of the Daily Value of Fiber your body needs to stay healthy!
Gnu Bars come in a convenient bar form so you can always have them with you. So when you think of Fiber, think of great-tasting, all natural Gnu! It works!
What is the definition of High Fiber?
The Food and Drug Administration has established guidelines for the way products describe their nutritional values, including Fiber content. Look at the nutritional facts panel on the packaged foods you buy and check under Daily Value on the far right column to determine if the food is high or low in Fiber.
- 20% or more of the Daily Value per serving is “high” or an “excellent source of” Fiber.
- 10-19% of the Daily Value per serving is a “good source of” Fiber.
- 5% or less of the Daily Value per serving is considered “low in Fiber”.
What is a Dextrin?
A dextrin is a complex carbohydrate which helps provide sustained energy for the body. It is an unmodified and unrefined starch. The source of the dextrins in Gnu Bars is brown rice. A dextrin should not be confused with a "maltodextrin," which is a highly refined form of corn starch that is rapidly metabolized in the human body. Maltodextrins do not provide sustained energy and have little or no nutritional benefit.
What is Inulin?
Inulin is a naturally occurring vegetable fiber found in over 36,000 plants and vegetables. It is a soulble fiber that is not digested in the stomach or small intestine. It reaches the large intestinal tract where it is fermented by the intestinal flora and acts as a prebiotic, promoting the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon:" ":e fiber it needs while also helping you target irregularity and high cholesterol. The Fiber in Gnu Bars also helps with diets and weight management. (See next question.) Think of Gnu Bars as food your body was made for.
Think of it as food your body was made for.
How do Gnu Bars help with diets and weight management?
Because Gnu Bars have 12 grams of Fiber, they help to create a sensation of fullness, known as satiety. They will help curb your cravings by making you feel fuller longer and therefore, eat less.
Are Gnu Bars Kosher?
The OU-D symbol on every Gnu Bar certifies that it is a kosher product certified by the Orthodox Union. Because our bakery also processes dairy products, Gnu Bars carry a "D" after the OU symbol, but the bars themselves are dairy free.
Can I eat too many Gnu Bars?
We recommend starting with one bar a day, if your body isn't used to getting the fiber it needs. Gnu Bars are gentle and effective and won’t cause diarrhea. You will experience less strain during bowel movements and more regularity. As with any new food you add to your diet, moderation is key. Be sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day as you increase your fiber intake.
Are Gnu Bars safe for my child or toddler?
The American Heart Association Eating Plan recommends that children older than two get the majority of their calories from complex carbohydrates high in Fiber. They recommend "age plus 5" to set dietary Fiber amounts for young children. For example, a six year old should eat 6 (their age) plus 5 grams of Fiber = 11 grams of Fiber daily. As a child consumes up to 1500 calories daily, he or she can tolerate 25 grams or more of dietary Fiber.
Help yourself to a Gnu Bar every day and see how it works for you. Our baked, chewy and delicious Gnu Bars can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. If your body isn't used to getting the fiber it needs, start with one bar a day. Maintain good hydration by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Ingredients: Gnu High Fiber Blend™ (whole rolled oats, organic whole wheat flour, wheat bran, organic kamut, psyllium, flax, millet), chicory root inulin, fruit juices, rice dextrins, apples, canola oil, rice, plums, lemon, ginger, wheat protein isolate, baking powder
Contains: wheat and psyllium. Manufactured on equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.
About Gnu Foods
What is gnu foods? Gnu foods is a small company that makes all natural, great tasting foods that help address specific nutritional needs and health conditions. It was founded in 2004 with the introduction of our first product, the gnu bar, a high fiber bar that promotes regularity and heart health. Our name was inspired by the African gnu (pronounced "noo" or "nyoo"). The gnu has an ox-like head, the mane of a horse, and the horns of a buffalo. It may look unusual from the outside, but inside, it functions beautifully. Flourishing in the grasslands and plains of southern and eastern Africa, the gnu lives in balance with nature.
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These bars are very tasty and a good way to get your fiber; however, it has taken a little time for my system to adjust to the added fiber.
Has a good lemon flavor, not too strong ginger. Not a soft and chewy bar, a bit dry.