Everybody Loves Bread
and I both know
taste great and those types of carbohydrates really are an important part of a
healthy balanced diet.
contains essential nutrients but we must watch that serving size. Typically a
serving size is one slice – learn to make open-faced sandwiches for lunch.
is to make sure you eat a reasonable amount of low
glycemic index bread such
as whole wheat, rye, pumpernickel, sour dough, or five-grain. So let’s look at
index chart for breads
that are good for us and will not harm our
Buckwheat Bread, GI value is 47
Oatbran Bread, GI value is 47
Pumpernickel Bread, GI value is 41
Rye Bread, GI value is 58
Wheat Bread, GI value is 53
breads have two things in
common… they are all made with whole grain flour, and they are all “low” on the
sugar level. Now, that
can’t be so hard to change in our everyday meals, can it?
sugar levels are raised
after eating foods containing sugars and starches; one of those foods is
bread – it has a
glycemic index of 70.
Choose cereals made of wheat or bran. Snack foods of chips, crackers or rice
cakes must be replaced with raw vegetables
pasta to the al dante state because
overcooked pasta loses its low GI rating. Choose whole grain pasta and only one
cup per serving. Along with your sensible choice of
breads – you have a
winner-meal-plan. How easy is it to choose a more healthy diet and avoid
medications altogether? Congrats on your choice!
Esther Smith, author
made the choice towards a healthier lifestyle and eliminated her cholesterol and
blood pressure meds. Give it six months and you can too. For more information on
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