GI Diet Advice About Bread
Eating Bakery Foods on GI Diets

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GI Diet Advice About Bread

Breads on a Healthy GI Diet

Baked Foods Mostly High GI Foods

If you want to eat low GI breads, the most important thing to do is to check food labels and choose breads or other bakery items with only 100 percent whole grain or wholemeal flour. Lower GI bread also has approximately 2-3 grams of fiber per slice. This type of bread is ideal for any healthy GI diet plan.

Avoid Refined White Flour Foods

Bread made with refined white flour (most regular flour) typically triggers a high glycemic response and can even lead to "sugar spikes" in blood glucose levels. Fluffy white breads that are easy to chew and digest - unlike denser, chewy whole wheat bread - are believed to be a contributory factor to the upsurge in digestive and metabolic disorders, such as diverticulitis, impaired glucose tolerance and insulin insensitivity.

GI Diet Advice on Eating Breads

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, avoid white flour breads and choose dense whole grain varieties. See below for specific GI diet advice about bakery foods.

Best Baked Foods To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Foods with a lower glycemic response in the bakery food group include:

Any 100 percent whole grain/ wholemeal/ whole wheat bread (stoneground is best), any high-fiber bread (3g fiber per slice), rye bread, sourdough, whole grain pita/tortilla/rolls.

Types of Breads/Bread Snacks To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

Foods in the bakery food group which raise blood glucose levels more rapidly, or are otherwise unsuitable, include:

Bagels, cornbread, croissants, dinner rolls, donuts, hamburger/hot dog buns, kaiser rolls, muffins, raisin bread, or any white fluffy bread or bread-snacks.

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Weight loss diets based on low-GI foods help to keep blood sugar levels from rising too fast after meals and snacks. Less glucose in the bloodstream causes the pancreas to secrete less insulin. This combination of less blood glucose and less insulin helps to avoid metabolic health problems such as pre-diabetes, hyperinsulinism and reduced glucose tolerance.

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