Thursday, July 17, 2008


Bread is the staff of life, and the fastest path to injected insulin as well. But there are several types of bread that we can work with, especially if we always eat protein with the bread, or have a whey protein drink. All the protein slows down the entry of glucose from the bread.

Ah, but all bread is not created equal. Sourdough bread has a glycemic index of about 55, really not to bad for a grain product. So go easy, but it's ok to have about 20gm of sourdough with a protein source alongside it. That is about the size of the palm of your hand. I eat an occasional piece of sourdough and manage my glucose just fine.

Another good bread for diabetics is Flax bread from Joseph's, available at Walmart. It has protein and fiber and omega 3's, and only has six carbs - then you get to reduce the carbs by the grams of fiber. With only a few net carbs, it is a tasty whole-grain way to make a pita, or any other way you can roll it up! Just remember to eat protein in equal amounts with it.

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