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What bread is best???

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by David82, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. David82

    David82 · Member

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    Hi, im a newbie tpye 1 diabetic,, just want to know what tpye of bread should i eat,, Wholegrain or Wholemeal ??? Any info would be brill thanks
     
  2. Hopeful Alfie

    Hopeful Alfie · Active Member

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    Wholemeal bread is really good as it takes longer to digest. It is worth looking at the list of ingredients to see which product has the most wholemeal flour in it, as they put other things like soya flour with it. Personally I got so fed up with the commercially-made stuff that I bought a bread-making machine and now make my own wholemeal loaves. They taste good too. It is quite easy to do as the machine does most of the work and cooks it too. At least I know what ingredients go into my bread. Whatever you choose to do, it is best not to over-eat ANY bread ! You will find good advice on "low-carbing" on this site, so welcome to the club.
     
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    Hopeful Alfie · Active Member

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    P.S: To avoid wasting any of my home made bread I slice it all, put some in the frig for current use, and freeze the rest in suitable portions
     
  4. zolabud

    zolabud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I now buy 'Burgen' bread which has whole linseeds in. (Think that's right)

    I always keep it in the fridge and my last loaf lasted a week this way.

    £1 from Iceland.... Or £1.50 from Tesco unless it's on offer.

    I also get Vogels when I can't get Burgen. Hoping that's as good.

    There is less carbohydrate in Burgen bread apparently.....

    Look for Wholegrain. Wholegrains are lower GI apparently.
     
  5. Netty70

    Netty70 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi David
    When I was diagnosed my DN told me to have only granary bread I have also bought the burgen bread as I read lots of good things on here about it
    Good luck and welcome :)


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  6. David82

    David82 · Member

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    Thank you all for the info, you've being very help full,, Thanks


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    I'm echoing the sentiments of Netty, Zola and Hopeful.....although mak sure it's proper wholemeal or granary and not just brown bread......which I think my DW picked up the other day....
    Cue post prandial sugar of 14.6.......
    Also, when we say wholemeal is better, that doesn't mean white bread is a tolerable substitute. It means white bread is poison.
    I cannot tell you the awfulness I experienced after thinking "what the hell, how bad can it be?" and munching two sandwiches made with Warbie's finest Toastie bread :crazy: :crazy:
     
  8. Thundercat

    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a huge fan pf Burgen. It's the best thing since, well...sliced bread(sorry, couldn't help myself!:smile: ) As mentioned by others, it is very important not to overdo it but in moderation it doesn't have an adverse effect on my bg. The last time I had a white bread sandwich (a moment of weakness!) I couldn't finish it because the texture was so weird and unpleasant.

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    Burgen is so tasty that I actually CHOOSE to have it. It's not out of necessity.


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    charon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Early on I had 2 burgen bread sandwiches. Was actually more than I wanted to eat and a bit of a struggle. Bg went to 15.1. Don't know if that was due to the bread, filling or quantity. Haven't dared try again since - will give it a go sometime though.
    Can manage a round of wholemeal toast and marmalade so it is probably ok.


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  11. Thundercat

    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh wholemeal toast and marmalade! Yum! Love it:smile:

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  12. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wholemeal flour is processed in the same way that white flour is processed, in fact there is little difference ape=art from a small increase in fibre and because of this it is no better for a diabetic than white flour.

    Wholegrain flour/bread on the other hand does take longer to digest as it is the whole grains that are harder to digest, wholemeal bread has the same GI as white bread and will have the same effect on bg levels.

    The only way for any diabetic to know if one bread is better than another is to test them.

    But as a general rule of thumb wholeGRAIN breads are much much kinder to bg levels than white or wholemeal.
     
  13. michaeldavid

    michaeldavid Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye Bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.
    Rye bread.

    Rye bread (with Biona Pear & Apple Spread), throughout the morning and into the late afternoon, keeps my blood-sugar stable.

    Indeed it's hypo preventative: I always get time to react.
     
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    Wholemeal is no better than white bread, because it's mostly white flour with some brown stuff added. Whole grain is better, pumpernickel is even better still, but I still can't eat even that without spiking. I've now discovered Sukrin bread mix, which doesn't use wheat flour; only about 1g carb per slice. And it's yummy.
     
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    Danish white bread is great. 10g of carbs per slice. It's only 55p at Asda for a loaf

    Highly recommend it
     
  16. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    I look at the side of the packets (or ask my daughter to when my eyesight isn't so great). I compare the total carbohydrates and fibre content of the breads till I find which has the highest fibre and ideally lower CHO levels. Usually the Burgen bread wins; if it's not available usually a wholegrain one with seeds and such added to it wins.
     
  17. zolabud

    zolabud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What about Vogels wholegrain Linseed bread?

    I do like that bread. I don't know what it is about Burgen but it tastes a bit weird to me.

    I love Vogels. But the slices are a bit on the small side and I usually end up toasting 2 pieces. A smear of real butter and lashings of marmite.

    Yum Yum....
     
  18. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    I haven't seen that brand, must keep an eye out for it next time I'm shopping.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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  20. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Burgen soya and linseed truly is lower carb. Check out the GI tables for breads. they show that "normal " wholemeal isn't much slower to digest than steam baked white bead.
    Hana
     
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