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Baffled By Bread?

We all love a slice of bread, but with so many types and brands out there, and a whole lot of nutritional myths to go with them, it can all be a bit confusing. There's wholemeal, white, sourdough, grain - just to name a few. But what does it all mean, and which one is actually better for you? When it comes to eating bread ask yourself three things: What benefit will this have on my health? Will this keep me full until my next meal? And how much should I be eating? If you have diabetes you also need to ask yourself: How will this affect my blood glucose levels? But this still doesn't tell you which type of bread is best for you. Well Diabetes Queensland has done the hard work for you. *White bread: * We all grew up eating it and it's probably one of the most popular items at your supermarket - but when it comes to nutritional value, you can generally do a lot better than your average slice of white bread. It doesn't have the same amount of fibre or provide you with the same sustained energy of other low GI breads but brands with added fibre and low GI varieties are also available. * Wholemeal bread: * This is where things start to get tricky because not all brown breads are created Continue reading >>

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  1. sugarbaby07

    Eating bread with type 2

    Please help! I am so confused if I could eat bread, I am a newly diagnosed type 2 on diet controlled and feel like I will never be able to just eat a sandwich again :( how many of you type 2s eat bread? Is this allowable in a diet controlled ? Would taking Metformin Allow me to be eat a little more foods? PLease tell me your experiences. Thx

  2. Anonymous

    I have been a type 2 since 2001, when I started out I was very confused, my doc told me to go on Atkins and stay on it. That's the way I mostly eat to this day. But your body changes over time and food you could tolerate changes, I began telling myself I could introduce some high fiber breads and skinny sandwich breads by counting the carbs, I was alright for a while with my aic being in the 6.8 range about 130 to 158, but as the years went on, my aic went higher and my readings went to 180s to 200s and with the dawn phenoninem I would wake up with over 200.. And I stayed that way for a couple of years taking metformin 500 mg twice aday, just recently I have found I can no longer eat any type of bread, and believe me I have tried all the high fiber and whole grain I can find. I don't eat empty food, I cook all my own food and try to eat all whole foods, I am pretty inventive when it comes to adjusting recipes and spicing up conventional dishes. As of a couple of months ago I gave up all grain products, my readings have dropped into the 105 to 178 range, so I am reinventing the way I eat with lettuce sandwiches and smaller portions, so far it is working and I feel less frustrated, I take metformin now with each meal which is 1500 mg per day. If I snack it's a handful of nuts or 1/2 cup of tapioca pudding or raw veggies or 1/2 cup no sugar added ice cream…blue bunny freedom is great. I am 71 yrs old, and I never eat anything after 6 pm and I only drink water, two 32 ounce bottles every day, it's a routine that keeps me less frustrated, I treadmill 15 min am and 15 min pm walking. I hope my experience helps someone, remember …your body changes and you have to change with it…good luck

  3. MisteriosaMisty

    If you like bread, try Fiber One Multi Grain Bread. It taste great and also comes in white, wheat and a raisin-cinnamon. One slice has 110 cal., 6 gm fiber, 4 gm sugar and 5 gm protein ; the fat is only 1.5 gm no saturated or Trans fats.
    I also like wraps and the one with the best flavor is made by Olé Mexican Foods, called Extreme Wellness, they come in Tomato Basil, Spinach & Herb, high Fiber, Whole Wheat and more. Most have the same info: 90 calories, 9 gm fiber, 0 sugar, 5 gm protein and NO FAT. Unlike regular tortilla wraps that use lard, these use just a small amount of olive oil. Best of all that taste great no matter what you put on them. I have even put a teaspoon of cinnamon butter and 2 teaspoons of peanut butter and felt like I was cheating! It was so good.
    These are hard to find. Olé are at most Walmart Superstores. But the Fiber One Bread I am having shipped in from Madison, WI because I can not get it in the Tucson area of AZ YET!!! I am working on that now. I will get it in a store or on base or I will have it shipped directly from the bakery.

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