Dreamfields Pasta tastes great in any of your pasta recipes and is a delicious addition to your healthy eating plan. There are so many reasons to love Dreamfields Pasta, we’re highlighting them throughout Pastapalooza 2018.
Inulin the not-so-secret superhero ingredient in Dreamfields Pasta. It’s a soluble fiber that we source from chicory root. Research on inulin has shown several benefits, especially for gut health. It’s a prebiotic, which is the food for probiotics, or the “good” bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli that live in your colon. This helps keep the unhealthy bacteria at bay and plays a part in supporting a healthy immune system. Another benefit is that soluble fiber in foods we eat aides to slow digestion, helping you feel full longer. Learn about more benefits of inulin here.
At Dreamfields, we recognize healthy carb living goes beyond just eating a diet that includes lean protein, good fats, whole grains, and lots of fruits and veggies. It’s staying active and making lifestyle choices that help you maintain a healthy weight. Nobody’s perfect every day, but choosing nutrient dense foods that you enjoy will help you eat better overall, and achieve your personal goals! Of course, Dreamfields Pasta is a great addition to your “Healthy Carb Living” with 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in a serving – plus it’s 100% delicious!
It doesn’t matter what your age, fiber is a dietary necessity! A high-fiber eating pattern may help reduce this risk of heart disease, diabetes and aid in your weight management journey. The good news is that many high-fiber foods taste great, too. Foods that are often high in fiber include whole grain products, fruits (peel included if edible), vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you’re wondering, Dreamfields Pasta has 5 grams of fiber per serving. So twirl that spaghetti, make that macaroni – you’re adding healthy fiber to your diet.
Protein is important in our daily diet. It helps satisfy hunger, preserve muscle with aging and promotes healthy bones. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and cheese are excellent protein sources, as are beans, nuts and seeds. Foods high in protein have other nutrition benefits too: seafood contains beneficial omega-3 fatty acids; legumes provide fiber and certain vitamins; milk delivers calcium and vitamin D. Grain products are sources for protein too, but in smaller amounts, with fewer essential amino acids. Dreamfields has 7 grams of protein per serving.
Why is prebiotic fiber important for your health? Prebiotics, like inulin, are unique types of fiber that resist digestion and are fermented in the colon. Also known as soluble fiber, it becomes viscous, or gummy, and binds with fatty acids, removing them as waste and helping reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol in your bloodstream. That in turn may promote better heart health. Soluble fiber also slows digestion, helping you feel full longer. Then sugar (glucose) released from food during digestion, takes longer to absorb. Dreamfields makes it easy to include prebiotics as part of your total daily fiber intake.
Why is the wheat used to make Dreamfields Pasta so special? We use durum wheat, which is grown specifically for making pasta and is what gives our pasta it’s excellent al dente texture and delicious taste. Our durum wheat is grown in North America, where it soaks up all the sunshine and good vibes it can get. Then, in a small North Dakota town, we mill it into semolina flour, add our unique blend of fibers and protein, and make it into spaghetti, penne rigate and more popular pasta shapes for you to enjoy!