My sweet friend, Barbara Goldstein, has diabetes and manages her condition with a low-carb diet. She tried Weight Watchers for a while but found it difficult to control her blood sugar and switched back to low-carbing. With all the controversy surrounding Dreamfields Pasta, she decided to put it to the test. I like Dreamfields, myself, however since discovering that they use inulin to coat the pasta, I'm less enthused.
Normally a serving of regular Dreamfields pasta has 42 grams of carbohydrate, more than many low-carbers will eat in any given day. However, the company devised a unique way to prevent most of the carbohydrates from being absorbed by the body. Only 5 grams (4 grams soluble and 1 gram insoluble) of carbohydrate need be counted in a normal serving as indicated on the box. What’s more is they clinically test each batch of pasta to ensure the carbohydrate reading is correct. Wow! In layman’s terms, their special fiber blend of inulin, xanthum gum, and pectin together with proteins protects the body from digesting the total carbs. So, therefore, one is getting plenty of fiber. If one suffers from IBS though, it could present a problem at times, especially if combined with other high fiber foods on the same day. Consume with caution and skip other fiber-rich foods that day, if that is the case.
Here are Barbo's findings for Dreamfield's effect on her blood sugar:
I am reporting the results of my Dreamfield's test:Proceeded from 109 fasting in the morning.1 c. D's Penne Pasta cooked with LC cheese saucemade only with cream, butter, cheese. 1 c. coffeewith cream and SS.Fasting: 109Post Prandial: 30 min: 189" " 60 " 147" " 90 " 113" " 120 108
Effect of eating steak on Barbo's blood sugar:
The lady who wrote that note wrote me back today and said:
"What i didn't say before was I had to use an electric skooter before and now I can walk and go to gym 3 times a week and also do curves 3 times a week. I will be 70 in October. Doctor said I am really healthy for a woman my age. I have back problems but God is good!!!!!!!!!!!