Good Snack For Diabetics
If you or a loved one has diabetes and you’re interested in a good snack that’s sugar-free, low in fat, high in fiber and very nutritious, check out the latest pretzels introduced by Unique Pretzel Bakery!
The Spannuth Family started baking hard and soft pretzels back in the late 1800’s in Reading, PA, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s pretzel country where 80% of the nation’s pretzels are produced. Today, six generations later, Unique Pretzel Bakery continues to use the pretzel recipes and processes handed down in the family for over 120 years.
We are the original bakers of a split-open pretzel called Unique “Splits.” They’re not just another pretzel shaped cracker but are the only pretzel of their kind. “Splits” pack a serious crunch and are a favorite of pretzel lovers worldwide. Many bakeries have tried to copy them without much success!
In addition to our traditional recipe, we recently launched our latest creation, Unique Pretzels’ Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells. They’re the only 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels in mass production, and the first to be made with healthier organic extra virgin olive oil.
We bake these nutritious pretzels with a revolutionary new sprouted wheat flour from Essential Eating® Sprouted Foods. Not only are they sugar-free, diabetic-friendly, and designed to help you add healthy whole grains to your diet, but they offer you a variety of other healthy advantages:
- High in fiber
- Trans-fat free
- Certified organic
Are You Really Eating Whole Grains?
Whole grains are grains that still have the bran, germ and endosperm intact. If not refined, they are coarse and bitter tasting. So, the majority of grains we eat today are not really “whole” grains.
The refining process removes the most nutritious parts (bran and germ) in order to make soft, fine flour and increase its shelf life. It also removes most of the dietary fiber, iron, and many of the vitamins and minerals in the grain.
What we’re left with are “whole grain” baked goods that have to be “enriched,” but most of the essential nutrients in the grain are never replaced.
Enter “Sprouted” Whole Grains
“Sprouting” (or germinating) whole grains preserves the nutrient-rich germ, the starchy endosperm, and the fibrous bran of the grain while maintaining its nutritional goodness.
When sprouted properly, the whole grains begin to turn into plants. This is significant because our bodies recognize and digest plant food as vegetables!
The starch molecules in the grains are converted to simple sugars (classified as vegetables by the USDA) and are easily digested and used for energy. The sprouting process maintains the grain’s proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It also releases enzymes in the grains that break down proteins and carbohydrates. This gives them a Low Glycemic Index, making them diabetic-friendly.
Another big benefit of eating real whole grains is to take advantage of the fiber they contain. Fiber is important in the diets of diabetics and non-diabetics alike because it can improve blood sugar levels.
The USDA recommends that we consume 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories we eat. Unique Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells can help you meet this goal by naturally providing 4 grams of dietary fiber in every serving, the only pretzel on the market to do so!
Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells from Unique Pretzels are a good snack for diabetics and anyone else who is interested in eating a healthier, more nutritious snack. Look for them today at your local Wegmans, Fresh Market, Whole Foods or Giant stores or shop online and enjoy some authentically healthy whole grains!