Thursday, August 6, 2009

Good Tasting Low Carb Bread and Pasta for Diabetics and Weight Lost

is wrong with us?

66% of Americans over 20 are overweight. That's 198 million people!

32% of Americans over 20 are obese. That's 96 million people!

19% of Americans have pre-diabetes. That's 57 million people!

8% of Americans have diabetes. That's 24 million people!

These percentages are growing rapidly every year.

Inactivity and stuffing your fat little faces is a major cause. Another main cause is that people do not understand how to read the food labels found on all the food sold in America. Fats, Cholesterol, Salt, Carbohydrates, Protein and Vitamins are all listed. Is anyone teaching or kids any of this? I doubt it, waddling parents are clueless and if schools actually teach this, it is presented so lamely that the kids tune out, just like their parents did.

Today I will just talk about carbohydrates, the body’s preferred fuel. These are sugars aka: Glucose, that provide quick energy. That's why you get hyper with a lot of sugar intake. Energy drinks contain up to 90 grams of sugar, about 18 teaspoons. A Coke Classic is 40 grams, about 8 1/2 teaspoons. No wonder so many are so fat and sick!

A lot of exercise regiments suggest a good dose of carbs for workouts lasting more than an hour as if you could even stand in one spot for an hour. To much sugar intake has been linked to diabetes and fat asses.

Net Carbs are total carbs minus the dietary fiber. The lower the number, the better for your body, simple as that.

People eat to much wheat and starchy food which is very high in carbohydrates.

Now the problem with changing to a healthier diet is that we are spoiled by the taste of the foods we eat now. I have found two products in my search that I can highly recommend, both for their low carbs but more importantly, their taste.

Dreamfields Pasta.

No crappy tasting whole wheat pasta here. This stuff tastes good enough that people I have tried it on can not taste or tell a texture difference from regular pasta. Dreamfields website says they have found a way to protect carbs from digestion, like fiber acts. Total carbs is 41g minus 5g of fiber and minus 31g of protected carbs leaves you with 5g of net carbs per serving. So two servings, 4 oz, gives you only 10g of net carbs!

Pepperidge Farm Carb Style Bread.

I do not find this bread on their web site. Perhaps I live in a produce test area?
Anyways, a soft, moist bread with a slightly sweet taste. very good toasted. The taste and texture is superior to those whole wheat, nuts, berries and twigs breads. 5g of net carbs per slice.

Just my diabetic take on this.


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