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Rye Bread

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by New_Planet, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. New_Planet

    New_Planet Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have been told that Rye bread has a much lower Glycemic index. Is this true ? I buy rye bread from Lidl
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For me the main value of low GI foods is if my insulin system can dispose of the BG fast enough to cope with the food dumping glucose into my system and hence I am able to head off spikes! To this end, I would try the experiment and see if it spikes you excessively or not1
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Rye Bread does have a much lower GI than White bread, but it is still Carbohydrate so ultimately will cause your BG to rise, and require an Insulin response.
     
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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I find rye bread tastes better, and has a better GI
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    It does have a lower gi value, carb wise it's much the same as other breads.
     
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    birchy66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There are other breads which are lower in carbs such as HiLo which has 5g of carb per slice, you can get it in Sainsbury's. Another one is Lovelife which is also quite low in carbs. You can pick this up in Asda and other supermarkets but as with both these breads they are not widely in demand so not all supermarkets stock them on a regular basis and when they do they usually only hold small stocks. Burgen is quite good too and more readily available.
     
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    birchy66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry my mistake LoveLife bread is a Waitrose brand.
     
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    birchy66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry my mistake again, it's not LoveLife that's low in carbs, it's Livelife and has only 3.8g of carb per slice. It has less wheat flour as they use vegetable protein flours instead. It has a different taste but is better in my view when toasted. You can get at Waitrose.
     
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    Are you sure it is 100% rye as many rye breads have wheat in them?
     
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