The secret to our low calorie foods is in the fiber we use. By replacing lots of the flour with a special kind of fiber called resistant starch, which is often referred to as the "weight loss wonder food," the calories decrease and the health benefits increase – but the taste stays the same. This is because unlike most other fibers, resistant starch looks and tastes almost identical to conventional flour. This lets us use more fiber than most of our competitors. And as the fiber goes up, the calories go down.
Our competitors claim "reduced calorie" foods, but the educated consumer will notice that these are really just "reduced fat" foods. These companies replace the fat with sugar, flour, or other full-calorie ingredients, so that the actual caloric reduction is small, if any. But our patented FiberGourmet technology replaces ingredients like flour with zero-calorie fiber, resulting in REAL caloric reductions - a whopping 40% to be exact.
You can also rest assured that our nutrition information is 100% accurate. Before we introduce a new product line, we send production samples out to a respected, independent, FDA approved, ISO/IEC certified laboratory for nutrition analysis. Only after confirming that the fiber - and therefore calories - are in the correct ranges will we move ahead with the product line.
THE BEST PART?
Many people don't know that resistant starch is not just great for weight loss, but it can actually help to keep you healthy in many ways.
Recently, there has been an exponential increase in the number of studies linking imbalances of the gut microbiota to a wide range of diseases. The average human gut has hundreds of bacteria, some good and some bad. Resistant starch increases the production of the good bacteria in the intestines, one of the most important of which is butyrate. Butyrate plays a crucial role in increasing metabolism, decreasing inflammation and improving stress resistance. Butyrate also acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and functions to improve the integrity of our gut by keeping toxins in the gut and out of the bloodstream.
But the health benefits don't end there.
Insulin resistance and chronically elevated blood glucose levels are associated with a host of chronic diseases, including metabolic syndrome. Not only does resistant starch beneficially decrease the blood glucose response at the time it's consumed, but insulin and blood glucose levels also rise less than would otherwise be expected with the subsequent meal.
This is the best pasta I've ever had, and I've had a lot of pasta! (I'm a huge Italian food fan.) I really don't ever want to eat any other kind of pasta again. - AmyÂ