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I sea pasta

I sea bacon

Both our products are very beneficial in preventing you from diabetes. I sea pasta and I sea bacon are full of carbs and very low in saturated fats. Moreover, they contain a lot of fibres as well.

The insulin insensitivity of our body is the precursor of diabetes. Many factors in our diet can worsen this. The state of insulin insensitivity is induced by too much sugar or fast released carbohydrates, that have high sugar peaks. Moreover, they can be induced by consuming too many saturated fats. Saturated fats can decline glucose uptake by cells, and thereby induce insulin resistance. Luckily, if you’re in this state of insulin insensitivity, the damage can still be reversed. You can do this by eating the right nutrients, like slow carbohydrates, fibres and unsaturated fats.

 

Slow carbs

I sea pasta contains 15 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. These carbs are mainly very long chains of carbohydrates, called polysaccharides. Seaweed fits perfectly in a low carbohydrate diet. The main reason for this is that it contains ‘slow carbs’: carbohydrates that are broken down slowly by your body. This means that they release their energy in small pieces after each other.

 

Therefore, those carbs will keep giving you energy for a long period of time after you eat them. Due to the slow carbs, your body will not experience a high peak of carbs at one time. This is very beneficial for your blood glucose levels. It is called a low glycemic index, which means the speed at which sugars are released into your blood. A low glycemic index is proven to reduce insulin resistance, the main sign of diabetes.

 

Therefore, our products do not only fit perfectly in a low carb and low caloric diet, but is also really beneficial for diabetics! It is beneficial to let it replace normal pasta, because that does give a high blood glucose rise.

 

Fibres to slow down the sugar peaks

Fibres in our products ensure that less quick sugars that were consumed in the same meal are excreted due to bulk forming in the intestines. Water is attracted to form a mass in the intestines. This makes it harder for the sugars to reach cells that have to take up nutrients. So even if you consume I sea pasta together with white pasta, the glucose peaks of that white pasta will be lower.

 

-> fibres -> water attracted in intestines -> sugar can’t be taken up

 

Finally, fibres are broken down partly in the intestines. This leads to the production of substances that promote insulin release. And insulin will make sure your blood glucose peak is not too high.

 

Good fats

I sea pasta contains a lot of good fats, which are the unsaturated fats. I sea pasta does not contain any saturated fats. This makes the unsaturated : saturated fat ratio very beneficial.
I sea bacon contains almost only unsaturated fats (only 0,3 grams of saturated fats per 100 grams), where normal bacon contains 14 grams of saturated fats per 100 grams. This makes the ratio unsaturated : saturated fats also very good for I sea bacon. This ratio has a major impact on insulin resistance.

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