Is all bread really bad for you, especially if you are diabetic?
Gain a world of knowledge about the diabetes epidemic and discover what you can do to lose weight and fight diabetes!
Bread is considered to be one of the worst types of food to eat if you are worried about blood sugar control. We break down the problems with bread, which types of breads to avoid, and we reveal the types of bread which may actually be beneficial to your health.
1) Any bread will add sugar to your system
2) Many breads are made with wheat flour, which is very starchy.
3) Starch is converted to sugar in your body.
4) Many breads also contain added sugar.
5) “Multi-Grain” is an advertising claim which makes the product sound healthy, but these breads can still be heavily processed and generally unhealthy.
6) Enriched breads can also be heavily processed.
7) Bagels are so dense that just 1/4 of one bagel can contain as much sugar as a full slice of white bread.
8) Many brown breads are only made to look that way via food coloring, and these breads are still quite unhealthy.
9) When shopping for packaged bread, study the nutrition label to check that it doesn’t contain added sugars or other harmful chemicals. Also check the total carb amount.
10) Try seeking out breads that have at least a 10-1 Carb Ratio. Many nutritionists are now recommending consuming breads with a 5-1 Carb Ratio.
11) Try Sprouted Grain breads, which are loaded with nutrients and have high fiber content.
12) Try Seeded and Nut Flour breads, which supply you with fiber, protein, and fat.
13) Try 100% Whole Grain breads, which are high in dietary fiber.
14) Try Sourdough bread, which contains Acetic Acid. Acetic acid has been shown to slow your body’s insulin’s response.
15) Try Pumpkernickel bread, which is low-glycemic and contains Resistant Starch. Resistant starch acts like fiber, and helps to slow your body’s insulin response.