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Bread is the answer

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by gefmayhem, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. gefmayhem

    gefmayhem · Well-Known Member

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    A small story in todays Daily Record page 4-
    A team of Scots scientists have developed a new kind of bread to help fight diabetes.
    The new loaves are high in oats, which experts say can help to control the condition.
    The believe some sufferers could avoid the need for drugs or injections if they switch to oat bread as soon as they are diagnosed.
    Dr Alex Johnstone, a nutrition scientist at Aberdeen's Rowett Institute, said: 'Scots are notorious for not eating enough fibre.'
    'But oats are good for keeping guts healthy. We'd like to see this developed'
    Scientists have also developed a barley bread to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol.


    There is a bit more but nothing to do with diabetes

    Thoughts?
     
  2. hazey276

    hazey276 · Well-Known Member

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    hi jefmayhem, I don't mind getting my oats but i don't know about the bread !!!!!! :D :D :D
     
  3. lilibet

    lilibet · Well-Known Member

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    Tell them to ask some people with diabetes to have a plate of porridge and then test their bs afterwards!!

    Oat bread may be better than a big slice of Scottish Plain (''outsider toasted with hundreds of Lurpak, sob!) but doubt it will make much of a difference to me.
    However, it may work for some.

    Personally I'd like research to focus on a cure.
     
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    caitycakes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lilibet,

    I'm with you. I would much prefer research to be focused on a cure. I can totally empathise with the outsider toasted and loads of lurpak :( I still have loads of lurpak but it's on crispbreads from low carb megastore with piles of home made egg mayo on top.

    Caitycakes x
     
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    SilverAndEbony · Well-Known Member

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    Does the research into alternative types of bread really mean no-one is looking for a 'cure'?
    No. I didn't think so. I don't believe there will be a 'cure' any time soon, so anything that helps me keep control of my BG levels until then very welcome to me.
     
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    gillyh · Well-Known Member

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    Porridge is good for me. So anybody knw whether this bread is actually for sale? If so, where? How much? :?:
     
  7. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    I can happily eat oatcakes even for breakfast

    http://www.nairns-oatcakes.com/content/

    and ryebread during the day as long as I pay attention to portion sizes (ryebread is very dense, a slice is 70g = 40g carbs so I do half a slice with butter)

    whereas I am limited to the evening for wheat bread

    Oats contain good levels of beta-glucans but you're going to need to test to see whether or not it spikes you and keep your portions controlled, I ate masses of muesli because I believed it was healthy, and look what happened . . .
     
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