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Fri Oct 04 04:47:06 EDT 2013

Hello I would like to know if yeast, which we use for baking bread, has any effects on diabetes. it must be eliminated from daily diet?! Thanks in advance
Asked By: fataneh  

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2013-10-16 18:00:34.0

I cannot find any general reason a person with diabetes should avoid baker's yeast. Bread is a high-carbohydrate food because of the flour it is made with. Perhaps that is the confusion? Bread will raise your blood sugar because of the carbohydrate content, so it's wise to limit your intake and always count the grams of carbohydrates in all your snacks and meals. I hope this helps! If not, please post another question with more specifics.
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