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Is Whole Wheat Bread Good For Diabetes?

September 12, 2019


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
whole wheat 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. As a backdrop to this video, you may want
to look at our videos on “Rye Bread and Diabetes” and “Wheat and Diabetes” for
reference material. When we talk about “whole wheat” we are
basically saying that the whole grain of wheat is being used to make something. The grain is made up of 3 parts, the endosperm,
the germ and the bran. The endosperm makes up about 83 percent of
each kernel. The bran makes up about 14.5% and the germ
2.5%. Breads, crackers, pasta, flour, cereal, condiments,
beer, just a short list of how we use wheat. It is hard to find processed foods without
some type of wheat product in it. Wheat has been around since the cradle of
civilization. Wheat is not bad, but has changed. The endosperm is the starchy part of wheat. When white flour is made, the endosperm is
all of the grain that is used. So much of the fiber and nutrients are lost
because the bran and germ house the bulk of that material. So because whole wheat bread has all this
stuff in tact it must be better for you than white bread, right? Not exactly. If you have seen many of our videos, you know
I am a firm believer in the glycemic load as a measure for whether or not a food might
be good or bad for diabetes. Let’s compare whole wheat with white bread
on that basis. Whole wheat has a GI of 69 and GL of 9. Both are at the upper level of low on the
scales. White bread has a GI of 73 and GL of 10. Not a great deal of difference is there? The main difference is seen in whole GRAIN
bread where the GI is 51 and the GL is 7. So is whole wheat bread good for diabetes? It is, but not as good as whole grain bread
and not really any worse than white bread. Breads, like many other foods, must be eaten
in moderation. I hope this answered your question is whole
wheat 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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5 Comments

  • Reply rajeesh321 January 31, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Hello
    Is oats good for Diabetes? what are the GL and GI for it ?
    thanks

  • Reply Beat Your Diabetes May 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Get my diabetes diet and management guide here https://goo.gl/neqmnA

  • Reply Tom Brown July 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I read about how freezing then toasting white bread lowers it's GL. Does this also work with whole wheat? what about oatmeal?

  • Reply Popeye The Sailor man September 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

    No…grains are not good for diabetes.

  • Reply آكل الدهون February 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Bread is bad….

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