Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bah, Bah, Barilla...

I understand wanting to justify your product, and encouraging people to purchase it, but Barilla has ignored common sense on their website. While Dreamfields Pasta actually tests for the glycogenic effect of their product, Barilla relies only on tired, old, outdated, and proven to be untrue saws from the high carb, low fat, myths to promote what actually might be a reasonably low glycemic product.
I was reading their page about the "Dangers of Low Carb Diets", and managing to just laugh off their outdated statements, then I came upon this one; "Foods high in fat can increase energy intake (calories) because they are more energy dense, not as “bulky,” and taste good, leaving eaters desiring more and making it easy to over-consume them."


I guess the perfect diet tastes so bad you don't want to eat anything, right? That's essentially what they are saying. They are ignoring that satiety occurs way earlier when eating high fat (tasty) foods than when eating low fat (sugar full) foods, resulting in a much lower overall calorie consumption.

Until Barilla enters the 21st century and learns to appeal to us long time low-carbers by recognizing that their high fiber product might, just possibly, appeal to low-carbers, if they would only do some real-time blood sugar effect testing to give us some real statistics on the glucose effects of their products, I will not even experiment with their pastas and I recommend that other low-carbers stay far away, and continue to use Dreamfields. In fact, I think I will go to the Dreamfield site right now and thank them for being so pro lowcarb!


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