FiberPasta Nutrition Questions & Answers
This Q&A was created to help you understand what goes into FiberPasta, why it's health benefits are unique, and how they work.
1) What is the INULIN?
Inulin is a soluble vegetable fiber that comes from chicory and offers benefits in promoting digestion and regulating intestinal function, preventing the invasion of harmful bacteria and increasing good bacteria (bifidobacteria). It is very useful for lowering cholesterol levels, helps weight loss and blood sugar control, and may also help relieve symptoms of constipation.
2) What is the GLYCEMIC INDEX of FiberPasta, compared to traditional pasta and whole wheat pasta?
FiberPasta has a glycemic index of 23, therefore it can be considered a low glycemic index food. Traditional pasta has a glycemic index of about 50-60, while whole wheat pasta about 40-45.
3) How much FIBER does FiberPasta contain, compared to that contained in traditional and whole wheat pasta?
FiberPasta contains twice the amount of fiber found in whole wheat pasta: Whole wheat pasta contains about 6.5g-7.5g of fiber per 100g. Traditional pasta contains about 2g-3g per 100g. FiberPasta contains 15g of fiber per 100g.
4) What is the difference in health benefits between FiberPasta and whole wheat pasta?
FiberPasta has a lower glycemic index (23) than whole wheat pasta (40-45) and a fiber content that is approximately double (15g versus 6.5g-7.5g).Unlike whole wheat pasta, FiberPasta also contains soluble fiber (in addition to the insoluble one) and it offers a prolonged sense of satiety without causing abdominal swelling. Unlike whole wheat pasta, FiberPasta does not contain bran (removed thanks to our patented physical processes). Bran, rich in phytates, can decrease the absorption of other essential minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and manganese.
5) Is FiberPasta recommended during PREGNANCY?
FiberPasta is highly recommended during the pregnancy period, where one may be more sensitive to blood sugar changes. In the case of gestational diabetes, where it is highly suggested to follow an accurate diet rich in low-glycemic index foods, FiberPasta is an excellent choice. Thanks to its high fiber content, our pasta allows for the slow absorption of carbohydrates which consequently helps control blood sugar.
6) What is the difference between FiberPasta flour and traditional flour?
FiberPasta flour is much richer in fiber and has a much lower glycemic index than traditional flour.FiberPasta flour contains 15g of fiber per 100g, vs. traditional flour, which contains 2g or 3g of fiber per 100g.FiberPasta flour has a glycemic index of 29, vs. traditional flour, which has a glycemic index of around 60-70.Compared to traditional flours, dough made from FiberPasta flour is also suitable for making bread, pizza, cookies, pancakes, fresh pasta and other bakery products. There is an added benefit: As FiberPasta flour requires more water during processing (because of its significantly higher fiber content), it provides a higher yield in dough and finished baked products.
7) Is FiberPasta useful for Keto diets?
Thanks to its SLOW CARBS, FiberPasta can be very useful during the second phase of a ketogenic diet, when someone is at the point of gradually reintegrating carbohydrates.
8) SLOW CARBS (FiberPasta) vs. LOW CARB (other pastas):
SLOW CARBS: Just as your car runs better on quality fuel, your body runs best on high-quality carbohydrates, such as those found in FiberPasta. The SLOW CARBS in FiberPasta are digested in our bodies at a much slower rate, providing long-lasting energy and a lower glycemic index. The glycemic index measures the rate at which carbohydrates are digested. High-glycemic index foods are digested quickly. Choosing SLOW CARB foods keeps you satisfied longer, which also helps with weight control. Low glycemic index carbohydrates also help to manage blood glucose and insulin levels, which in the long term, help to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
LOW CARBS: Following low carb diets means staying within restricted or limited dietary regimens. For the long term, these diets are not always the healthiest, and many people are not satisfied or happy with them. In contrast, SLOW CARB diets are not restrictive and can be followed without feeling like one is sacrificing something. As carbs are the body’s main fuel source, the most common effects of low carb diets are feeling low energy, so low carb diets are not recommended for people participating in sports. SLOW CARB diets are much more appropriate for active and sports-minded people due to the slow digestion of carbs and the resulting effect of long-lasting energy. Following a very low carb diet can mean missing out on vital nutrients and physical activity, which can increase some health risks.
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