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Wed Mar 06 11:55:14 EST 2013

Having T2 I am wondering if alternatives to flour for baking, the use of flaxmeal-8 g carbs/8 g fiber, have a negative impact on bs?
Asked By: popnson4pack  

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2013-04-19 16:48:09.0

High-fiber flour substitutes can be a great way to enjoy baked goods without as dramatic a rise in blood sugar. The catch is that you have to experiment with the substitutions and you can often only substitute 1/4 to 1/2 of the regular flour a recipe calls for. Get some great tips in this dLife article, Baking Low Carb:

http://www.dlife.com/diabetes-food-and-fitness/what_do_i_eat/meal_planning/low_carb_baking

Best of luck to you!

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Community Answers (3)
2014-01-08 10:01:25.0

Try almond flour (a little pricey, order online better deal) measures even with white flour. You can find a lot of receipes if you google it. For me personally it works great for my BS.
Answered By: mcegla

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2013-05-28 16:11:21.0

Hi. I use & really like whole wheat flour. It does help with my sugar levels. People are different. Doesn't hurt to try. Whole IS better than bleached.
Answered By: kittylion

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2013-04-30 12:39:03.0

If you like Bisquick mix I found Carbquick . It tastes great . It has 16g total carbs in a 1/3 cup (that equals one biscuit) but it has 14g of fiber which makes the total carbs only 2g. If you are interested in finding out more about it here is the website. http://www.tovaindustries.com/carbalose/page1.html .... I have made several of the recipes on the box and some of my own. I really like it. There is also no trans fats no hydrogenated oils.
Answered By: phizann

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