Julian Bakery – The Paleo Bread – Officially Released!

Julian Bakery has released their latest bread, The Paleo Bread. The following post was provided by Julian Bakery to provide more information on this unique new bread.

 Paleo Bread

Julian Bakery is proud to announce the newest addition to our diet and allergy friendly bread line: The Paleo Bread.  The Paleo Bread is the holy grail of bread, truly a dieters dream.  It is unlike any other bread on the market and is gluten free, grain free, yeast free, dairy free, soy free, low calorie, high in protein, fiber, and low in carbohydrates.  This bread is ideal for anyone looking to maintain or lose weight, on the Paleo and just about any other type of diet.

The Paleo Bread was inspired by the Paleolithic diet due to it’s health and dietary benefits.  Those who follow the Paleo diet cut out all grains and eat that of what our native hunters and gatherers ate many years ago.  It’s a diet based on lean meats, seafood, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables.  We created two versions of The Paleo Bread which meets any and all requirements in order to be kind to practically any diet, both which are healthy, low calorie, gluten free and grain free.  The Almond variety and the Coconut variety are equally tasty and both offer their own unique benefits.

The Paleo Bread Almond loaf contains six simple ingredients: Purified Water, Blanched Almonds, Egg Whites, Psyllium, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and a pinch of Baking Soda.

Nutrition facts (per slice): Calories 100  Fat 8g Sodium 100g Carbs 5g Fiber 4g (Net Carbs 1), 9g Protein

How is all this beneficial to me??  Let’s dig a little deeper and find out!

The Many Benefits of Almonds:

Good for brain: Almonds contain many nutrients that which help in development of the brain and has been considered an essential food item for growing children.

Assists in regulating cholesterol levels:  Consuming almonds on a regular basis helps to increase levels of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL). LDL is the bad, artery clogging cholestrol we need to watch.

Good for the heart:  The mono-saturated fat, protein, and potassium contained in almonds are good for the heart. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. The presence of magnesium in almonds helps to avoid heart attacks. Almonds help reduce C-reactive protein which causes artery-damaging inflammation. Almonds contain folic acid, which is believed to reduce levels of homocystein, the amino acid thought to contribute to the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries.

Skin care:  Almonds contain over 100% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E, that precious antioxidant that not only is a cancer fighter but also are a skin powerhouse containing flavanoids, the same as that found in wine, tea, fruits, and vegetables; all fighting to combat free radicals and keep skin supple and youthful looking.  The magnesium content helps increase the oxygen flow in our bodies, also important for a youthful glow.

Regulates blood pressure: Potassium present in almond helps to regulates blood pressure. Almonds are very low in sodium which also helps in containing blood pressure.

Prevention of cancer: Almond improves the movement of food through the colon, thereby preventing colon cancer.  Again, the high Vitamin E content also is a cancer fighter.

Protection against diabetes: Almonds also help in reducing the rise in sugar and insulin levels after meals. This offers protection from diabetes.

Good in pregnancy: Almond contains folic acid. Folic acid helps to reduce the incidence of birth defects in newborn babies.

Weight loss: Because almonds contain mono-saturated fats, it helps us to feel full longer without the health risks of unhealthy fats, or worry about our waistline.  Studies have revealed that low calorie, almond rich diets are good for obese people assisting to shed their weight.

High In Fiber: Almonds are rich in fiber. Like most other fiber rich food, almonds also help in preventing constipation. Make sure you drink good amount of water after eating almonds.

Boosts energy: The presence of manganese, copper and Riboflavin (folate) helps in energy production.  Almonds are great both before and after working out, and that mid-afternoon slump!

Diabetic friendly:  Almonds assist in controlling diabetes, by lowering blood sugar after meals.

The Paleo Bread, Almond, is a great way to enjoy a healthy meal or snack with added flavor and health benefits, but it doesn’t end there.  We created another version to The Paleo Bread line: Coconut.  Since coconut is not a nut, it’s a fruit, makes it starch-free!  That is why we have the two offerings; you can choose to have the Almond or Coconut depending on your dietary needs and preferences.

The Paleo Bread, Coconut, is organic, starch-free, grain free, gluten free, yeast free, soy free, dairy Free, and ideal for any diet.  The Paleo Bread, Coconut, is the first starch free, gluten free, grain Free, low carb bread on the market!  Get lean and sculpted while still enjoying this particular variety!

Some benefits of being on a starch-free diet with the Coconut Paleo Bread will allow for great results such as less pain and stiffening in joints as well as less gas, cramping, diarrhea, bloating and other stomach troubles due to the reduction or elimination of starchy gluten and wheat products. Many people discover a starch-free diet to be quite helpful, especially in improving digestion and over all fat loss.

Implementing a starch free diet when trying to lose weight and cutting out starchy foods from your diet will put your body into a state of ketosis in which your blood sugar levels stabilize more efficiently your insulin levels drop, which can in turn make the body burn fat quickly showing off the lean muscles you have been working so hard to get during those hard workouts at the gym or Cross Fit sessions.

Coconut is Low Carb & Low Calorie:  The term available carbohydrate refers to the portion of carbohydrates that have the potential to raise your blood sugar levels and provide calories, or energy. Available carbohydrates include both sugar and starches, but exclude dietary fiber. You can calculate the available carb content of any food simply by subtracting its fiber content from its total carb content. In the case of all-purpose white flour, the available carb content is 23.1 g per 1/4 cup and whole-wheat flour has 18.4 g of available carb per 1/4 cup, while coconut flour contains 7 g of available carbohydrate per 1/4 cup.

Because of its lower available carbohydrate content, coconut flour can prevent blood sugar spikes and help you maintain more even blood sugar levels after eating, which is especially helpful if you have diabetes or are trying to lose weight.

High Fiber Content:  Coconut flour contains a lot more fiber compared to any other flour, with as much as 12 g per 1/4 cup, compared to only 3 g for the same serving of whole-wheat flour. You should get between 25 and 38 g of fiber a day, according to the “2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” to help you stay regular and prevent constipation. A higher fiber intake can also help you feel fuller with fewer calories, which is especially helpful if weight loss is a goal.

Julian Bakery made The Paleo Bread to fulfill the craving for bread while living a Paleo lifestyle free from unprocessed foods. The Paleo Bread utilizes the highest quality ingredients.  The Paleo Bread provides the protein and fiber your body needs to satisfy hunger while helping your body to perform at its peak.  We love The Paleo Bread and hope you do too!

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol 1lb bags now available!

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol 1lb bags are now available! From Dr.John’s, “Sprinkle, pour, shake, or spoon, All Natural 100% USA-produced Xylitol to sweeten your cooking, baking, or just use it straight from the resealable bag. Same sweetness as sugar, with no aftertaste. Only 10 calories per tablespoon. Approx. 113 servings per pound. One common tablespoon meets the requirement per serving on the SimplyXylitol plan. ”

Dr.John's SimplyXylitol, 1lb
Dr.John's SimplyXylitol, 1lb

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol Sugar Free Caramels now available!

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol Sugar Free Caramels are now available in the Chocolate and Vanilla flavor.

Dr.John's SimplyXylitol Caramels
Dr.John's SimplyXylitol Caramels

Brach’s Sugar Free Hard Candy now available!

Brach’s Sugar Free Hard Candy is now available in Butterscotch, Cinnamon, and Star Brites styles. All three are only 30-35 calories, zero net carbs, and only 2 diet count plus per serving.

Brach's Sugar Free Hard Candy
Brach's Sugar Free Hard Candy

Dove Sugar Free Chocolate now available!

Dove Sugar Free Chocolate is now available in Raspberry Creme, Peanut Butter Creme, and Chocolate Creme flavor. Each serving is only 2g net carbs and 5-6 diet count plus.

Dove Sugar Free Chocolates
Dove Sugar Free Chocolates

Optimum Nutrition Optimal Protein Diet Low Carb Bars now available!

Optimum Nutrition Optimal Protein Diet Low Carb Bars are now available in toasted coconut, fudge truffle, chocolate mint, and peanut butter flavor! From Optimum Nutrition, “All the goodness of our Complete Protein Diet Meal powder comes in a convenient and delicious high protein bar. The Complete Protein Diet Bar is still the same delicious protein bar you have grown to love, but is now gelatin free, sugar free, and is up to 60% lower in fat. 18 g of carbohydrates in each bar are from glycerine and other sugar alcohols. ”

Optimum Nutrition Optimal Protein Diet Low Carb Bars
Optimum Nutrition Optimal Protein Diet Low Carb Bars

NevadaManna Low Carb Chocolate Chips back in Stock!

NevadaManna Low Carb Chocolate Chips are now back in stock. These low carb, sugar free, reduced calorie mini semi-sweet chocolate chips not only taste great, they are also an excellent source of dietary fiber. Eat them alone or mix them into your favorite recipes like cookies, pancakes, crepes, brownies, muffins, and more!

NevadaManna Low Carb Chocolate Chips
NevadaManna Low Carb Chocolate Chips

Red Vines Sugar Free Vines Back in Stock!

Red Vines Sugar Free Vines sugar free licorice is now back in stock in both strawberry and black licorice flavor. Each sugar free 7 twist serving is only 90 calories, 8g net carbs and only 3 dite count plus.

Red Vines Sugar Free Licorice
Red Vines Sugar Free Licorice

Low Carb – The Many Variations

Low carb diets are known for being a great option for weight loss, but what does a low carb diet really mean? Is it as simple as lowering your intake of carbohydrates in order to lose a few pounds? Not necessarily, according to the powers that be in the diet world. There are many variations of low carb diets that can make it very difficult to know which one to choose. Read on to learn about the most popular low carb diets and the differences between them so you can better determine which one will work for you.

The Atkins Low Carb Diet

The most well-known, and likely still the most popular form of a low carb diet, The Atkins Diet has been around for decades and was the first of its kind. It allows for a very limited number of carbs in the diet, with the first few days being even more limited than later in the diet, and is likely the most extreme form of low carb dieting that people choose. It is the topic of much debate about whether the unlimited amounts of protein and limited carbs are healthy (although studies have shown that those on Atkins don’t have an increase in bad cholesterol, and in fact have an increase in good cholesterol instead). In addition, the process of putting the body into ketosis (a stage in which you consume so few carbs the body is forced to burn its own fat for fuel) can actually harm muscle mass and create a state in the body that offers quick results in a manner that is hard to maintain on a daily basis. However, it is still being debated and studied regularly, and there is likely a reason it is still the most-used low carb diet.

The Diabetic’s Low Carb Diet

For many, the entire reason for going on any type of low carb diet is due to a predisposition for (or even a diagnosis of) diabetes. However, this type of diet is not limited only to those that are at high risk of developing the disease. Adopting a healthy low carb diet and maintaining it is one of the best ways to keep this and other diseases at bay. Because carbohydrates are processed in the body as a sugar, lowering the intake of carbs naturally leads to more regulated blood sugar levels.

According to WebMD, one study showed that diabetics on a low-carb diet designed specifically with diabetes in mind were able to cut their insulin dependency in half over a 22-month period. The diabetics’ low carb diet is one of the low carb variations that is specifically designed to regulate blood sugar levels, and it is restrictive, but not quite as restrictive as the Atkins.

Low Carbs in Phases

The South Beach Diet is a popular type of low carb diet that utilizes phases to create weight loss and better health. The beginning requires a strict Atkins-style form of carbohydrate restriction in order to eliminate the sugar and starch cravings that most people typically endure. Once the beginning strict low carb phase is passed, healthy carbs can be reintroduced to the diet. Many believe that this type of low carb diet is one of the best variations because it may be easier to stick with over time than a more restrictive type.

Eating Like a Caveman

The paleolithic diet is one type of low carb diet that offers a variation that goes by one simple rule – eat like a caveman. This variation on the low carb diet requires that you eat as you would long ago, before so many processed foods were readily available. Sugars and other modern day foods are banned, and meats are allowed in abundance (just as it would have been during paleolithic times). While dieters on the “caveman diet” typically show success in weight loss and health, in some ways it is more limiting than the Atkins form of low carb diet. Atkins promotes protein bars and other store-bought processed foods as part of the daily low carb diet, but the paleolithic diet frowns on these types of foods. Eating in an all-natural way that is also low in carb is of course a healthy option in most cases, but it might not always be easy to stick with.

Whatever type of low carb diet you choose to follow, you are sure to experience weight loss if you stick with it. And of course, it is always a good idea to check with your healthcare provider to make sure that any diet you consider undertaking is safe.

When you do choose your preferred variation of a low carb diet, be sure to stop by our store at Linda’s Diet Delites to find a variety of low carb snacks, mixes, breads and more!