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Breads for a Diabetes Friendly Diet

Bread for DiabeticsBreads for a Diabetes-Friendly Diet

Do you love eating bread? If you answered yes to that question, then this information is for you. Did you know eating bread can hinder blood glucose in diabetics? The reason is many types of bread may cause blood glucose to rise is because they are laden with sugar and carbohydrates. Fortunately, there are breads that contribute high amounts of dietary fiber to the body while not drastically raising glucose levels. Let’s learn more about Breads for a Diabetes Friendly Diet.

According to the American Diabetes Association, bread that contains high amounts of fiber help to keep glucose levels from spiking after consumption. So let’s learn more about a few of the different types of diabetic-friendly breads. However, before you make a change to your diet, consult your health care provider or a licensed dietitian.


Pumpernickel bread is low on the glycemic index with a ranking of 51 and is dark brown on color. This type of bread traces its roots back to Germany. During the middle ages, it was used to feed the poor and hungry of the country. It is a made from rye flour and rye meal. Pumpernickel is a wholegrain bread delivering 1 g of fat and 15 g of carbohydrates for 1 ounce serving.


Similar to Pumpernickel, sourdough bread ranks low on the glycemic index with a score of 52. In addition, 1 ounce of sourdough bread delivers just 1 g of fat and 20 g of carbohydrates. According to the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, sourdough bread is one of the more favorable options of diabetics.

Wholegrain and Stoneground Wheat

Finally, let’s learn the difference between wholegrain and stoneground wheat. Wholegrain delivers a considerable amount of fiber and is usually lower in fats when compared other white bread. However, for those diabetics concerned about controlling blood sugar spikes, consider stoneground bread.

According to the American Diabetes Association wholegrain ranks between 56-69 on the glycemic index, while stoneground bread usually ranks below 55 on the scale. Those looking for a combination of taste and control blood glucose spiking, stoneground bread is the way to go.  Now that you have a some additional insight on breads for a diabetes friendly diet, let’s learn about some great tasting ideas to make eating these diabetic friendly bread even tastier.

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