New low-carb bread, spreads target dieters

New low-carb bread, spreads target dieters

High-protein dietetic whole-grain bread accompanies new spread launches from Laboratoire PYC. 

The specialist for over 15 years in dietetic products and nutritional supplements, Laboratoire PYC has recently expanded its offering with the introduction of weight-control spreads. These products, developed in partnership with an expert, were launched in January.

Laboratoire PYC develops and distributes products for a number of dietetic brands in Europe and North America. The company serves nearly 250 customers in 35 countries. Its customers are well-being centers, slimming boutiques, medical prescribers and dietetic brands, and these new products should shortly be available in these distribution networks.

The new offering comprises three products: tapenade (olive spread), poivronnade (pepper spread) and chocolate/hazelnut spread. They are supplied in the form of ready-to-use 40-gram sachets. The concept aims to add flavor and user-friendliness to the slimming diet offering. The formulas have been specially developed for the strict phase of a low-calorie diet. Each sachet contains a maximum of 2 grams of carbohydrates and sugars. They contain over 50 percent fewer carbohydrates and fats than traditional spreadable products. So deprivation is no longer the order of the day.

This offering is accompanied by a new high-protein dietetic whole-grain bread, also suitable for a low-calorie diet. Bread has often been the target of criticism in recent years because of its high carbohydrate content (that is to say complex carbohydrates) and also its poor satiating power. Laboratoire PYC’s dietetic bread is innovative in that it has a high protein content, making up 25 percent of the formula, and a carbohydrate content that is much lower than that of traditional bread: 10 percent compared with 50 percent on average.

It is known that proteins play a key role in maintaining muscle mass during weight-loss diets and also offer the advantage of satisfying the appetite. This bread limits the feeling of hunger during the diet. It is also rich in fibers: one pack of two slices of bread provides 4 grams of the recommended daily intake of 20 to 25 grams of fibers.

The most surprising thing: the texture of the bread is still very soft and pleasant to eat with a real whole-grain taste.


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