Is Rye Bread Good For Diabetes?

Hello, I'm Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncilcom, researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes

Today I'm going to answer the question, is rye bread good for diabetes But before we get into that, make sure you download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below If you have watched any of our other videos, you know when you see a starchy food like any bread, pasta, grain, etc we are talking about carbohydrates So I want to give you just a brief lesson on how carbohydrates affect those with diabetes before we answer the question about rye bread

I searched several books and sites to find a concise, accurate discussion on this topic The Harvard School of Public Health had a great article on the topic, here is a portion of it “When people eat a food containing carbohydrates, the digestive system breaks down the digestible ones into sugar, which enters the blood As blood sugar levels rise, the pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that prompts cells to absorb blood sugar for energy or storage As cells absorb blood sugar, levels in the bloodstream begin to fall

When this happens, the pancreas start making glucagon, a hormone that signals the liver to start releasing stored sugar This interplay of insulin and glucagon ensure that cells throughout the body, and especially in the brain, have a steady supply of blood sugar Carbohydrate metabolism is important in the development of type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body can’t make enough insulin or can’t properly use the insulin it makes” So you see why carbs are so important What we are looking for are foods low in carbs OR in carbs that our body doesn’t digest, I call these pass through carbs

The fiber content in whole grains “pass through” are not digested and help keep you regular So, what about rye bread? Rye is a cereal It resembles wheat but is longer and different in color It is difficult to separate the germ and bran from the endosperm of rye This makes most rye bread “whole grain” and results in a large quantity of nutrients, in contrast to refined wheat flour

Whether rye bread is good for you depends on the actual ingredients Rye is a very healthy and nutritious cereal grain packed full of nutrients and health benefits It is a grain similar to wheat, and like wheat, whole grain rye is much healthier than refined Is rye bread good for diabetes? Yes it, just be sure to look at the ingredients Whole grain rye bread is very low in carbs with virtually zero sugars

I hope this answered your question rye bread good or bad for diabetes Don’t forget to get your diabetes management book by clicking the link in the description box below Let me know if you have any other diabetes related questions Thank you I am Ty Mason

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