Ah, Dreamfields pasta...so many thought it was the answer to their low-carb pasta prayers. But those people should now be able to get a little of the money they spent on the pasta back. A class-action lawsuit filed last year on the basis of false advertising has reached a settlement, to the tune of $7.9 million.
Until recently, the company claimed that most of the carbohydrate in its pasta was "protected" by a "patented matrix", so that the product would not raise blood sugar. But they no longer can say that.
From the beginning, there was controversy about the product. Read More...
What are your Easter food traditions? Glazed ham? Chocolate? Let's see if we can find some ways to cut back on carbs while enjoying the day. I've written up some suggestions for a low-carb Easter
with links to recipes all over About.com's Food and Drink Channel
to help you out.
Photo © Carol Kramberger
You'd think low carbers would have an edge at Passover. After all, we don't really go in for bread (leavened or not) at any time of the year, and we tend to make most of our dishes without flour. To a large extent, it's true that there are advantages to eating low carb at Passover. There are a couple of potential snags, and I try to help you get around them. I wish a joyful Low-Carb Passover
to all who celebrate.
Photo: Mitch Hrdlicka/Getty Images
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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Second Low-Carb Revolution
, where the medical community is very slowly, inch by inch, coming around to the value of carbohydrate reduction. But there are certainly still vocal people who think that everyone should eat lots of carbohydrate, and believe me, I hear from them. One loosely organized group is made up of a few vegans, who have been fighting low-carb eating for years (sometimes using underhanded tactics such as misrepresenting the cause of Dr. Atkins death
More commonly, anti-low-carbers simply misrepresent the facts, or nutrition research. Readers have alerted me to two videos making the rounds right now that are either opposed to carbohydrate reduction, or think that's it could be OK if the diet is vegan. And of course they want to know what I think about this. Should we be eating a plant-based diet for optimum health? Read More...