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Recipes & Health Effects

What is it that makes LOCABA desserts so unique?

First of all: the taste. But beyond that LOCABA cakes are low-carb and have therefore a series of positive effects on your health. They help you stay in shape, are good for your teeth and even have anti-aging effects.

What ingredients do you use for your desserts?

We use natural and untreated ingredients. No table sugar (Sucrose) is added in our cakes, no (gluten-containing) grain, no preservatives. Yes, it’s “clean baking”. And if we use eggs, we use cage-free eggs only.

To whom would you recommend LOCABA desserts?

Everybody, of course, who loves delicious desserts.
• Especially foodies who want to stay in shape – as LOCABA desserts work against weight gain and obesity (low-carb means low insulin release).
• Especially kids – as the desserts are not cariogenic (good for your teeth!).
• Especially sportspeople – the desserts are rich in proteins.
• Especially elder persons – as the desserts have anti-aging effects (antioxidants, no pro-inflammatory ingredients).
• Especially diabetics – as LOCABA desserts are blood sugar stable.

Where do LOCABA’s recipes come from?

They come from Markus Berndt’s years-long journey on his quest for healthy food – experimenting with hundreds of ingredients and their effects on the blood sugar level. These findings, combined with Austria’s organic background and Vienna’s rich confectionery- and coffee house-tradition result in LOCABA’s one-of-a-kind recipes.

Why do you also call LOCABA desserts “full body treats”?

Because we are convinced about the effect of our cakes and desserts on the entire body. For example: if you enjoy food that does nor cause a peak in blood sugar level, you don’t feel tired after the meal.
LOCABA cakes and desserts do not cause this fatigue, are good for your figure and your teeth and can have anti-aging effects. We call ‘em “full body treats” because something that is not only good for your palate but also for your whole body indulges you in a totally new kind. Promise.

Why are LOCABA desserts good for my teeth? 

Because we don’t use cariogenic ingredients, especially no table sugar.
If you want to know it in detail: bacteria like carbohydrates (so they love sugar) and when consuming it, they produce lactic acid and acetic acid. And those acids attack your dental enamel. LOCABA desserts are low-carb and don’t contain the said sugar.

How can LOCABA desserts be good for your figure? 

As LOCABA desserts are low-carb (and table sugar free, of course), they don’t trigger a significant rise in blood sugar. So there is no need for insulin release, which would then block fat burning.
Plus: Our desserts are rich in protein, which is good for your muscle growth, and a higher quality and longer lasting energy provider than carbs for your workout.

What about calories?

Calories per se are not bad. And calories are not calories! You need calories (=energy) for your vital functions like breathing, for moving, growth and for keeping yourself warm! All these factors differ a lot, of course, from individual to individual.
But what you should avoid are “empty calories” which don’t include any nutrients at all. These calories are immediately absorbed, leading to a spike in blood sugar and if not immediately used for e.g. heavy physical activity, they will be stored in fat (gaining weight). As you probably know, most things that taste sweet are full of sugar.
LOCABA desserts don’t contain any table sugar and don’t include any “empty calories” at all, only calories that the body can use and benefit from.

How can LOCABA desserts have anti-aging effects? 

Because they contain antioxidants which are well known for their positive health effects (see e.g. ) and they don’t contain pro-inflammatory ingredients like table sugar and wheat flour.

Why do LOCABA desserts help if you are active in sports?

LOCABA desserts provide you with long-lasting energy due to their high protein content and high-energy ingredients like nuts and almonds. Protein boosts and preserves muscle growth and is a longer-lasting provider of energy than carbs.

Do you recommend LOCABA desserts for kids?

Yes, definitely! Kids love sweets. It’s a natural desire. Our products are healthy treats. Our cakes contain no table sugar, are not cariogenic and are good for the kids’ teeth. Plus: they contribute to prevention of obesity and diabetes (Type 2).

What’s the story with fats?

In contrast to popular opinion, fats are not bad per se. Fats are an important and valuable source of nutrients. But, as always, fats should also be consumed in the right dose and in a balanced mix.
As fats are flavor carriers and have a bad reputation, many producers replace them with the flavor-carrier sugar. LOCABA desserts contain no table sugar and fats only in high quality and beneficial form.

LOCABA desserts are rich in dietary fibers. What does that mean? 

Dietary fibers are indigestible carbohydrates, which come primarily from vegetable foods. They boost digestion, give you a longer satiety and improve your intestinal flora. Dietary fibers reduce blood sugar peaks after eating, as these type of carbohydrates pass more slowly into the blood from the intestines.

Why don’t you use soy? 

The health effects of soy are much discussed. Soya beans contain so-called isoflavonoids that belong to the group of phytoestrogens. These phytoestrogens may interact with hormone metabolism, affecting thyroid metabolism. (See )
In Asia – where soy is an important part of the diet – the legume is often not eaten “pure” but in fermented form. Typical soy ferments are Natto, Tempeh and Miso.
In addition, Soy is often genetically engineered and produced in huge monocultures with massive use of pesticides. This contradicts our concept of “clean baking”.