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Sat May 03 11:04:24 EDT 2014

Does anyone know of a bread that is non-spikey besides sourdough? I keep trying different multigrain, whole grain and oatmeal breads, but no luck.
Asked By: leetoo  
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Type 2, diagnosed five years ago, but for all intents and purposes just now becoming interested to following dietary guidelines.
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2014-05-27 09:51:30.0

Dear Leetoo::

I am so glad to hear you have decided to start paying attention to the foods you eat. Doing so, along with using blood sugar results, can open up your eyes to better control and better health.

It is an accepted finding that sourdough bread has less of an impact on blood sugar than regular breads. Even so, it may not be your bread of choice each time you want a piece of toast or a sandwich! Typically, the higher the fiber, the less likely the blood glucose (BG) is to rise, however there are many factors to consider, not the least of which is

What else did you eat with the bread? and

What was your blood sugar before eating the bread?

Both of these questions can shed some light on your problem. If you always eat your bread with jam or honey, that's a pretty obvious explanation, and I doubt that's the problem here. But do you always drink a glass of milk with it, or some other beverage or food that might raise the BG? And of course, if you don't check your BG before eating the bread, you really won't know if the bread shot the BG up, or if it was already elevated before you ate.

Perhaps the key for you isn't the type of bread you eat as much as how to prevent the spike once you've eaten. Starting your meal or snack with a portion of protein can help slow down the absorption of the carbohydrate, which may help alleviate the spike. Something else to consider to see if you can have your bread and eat it too (!) would be exercise immediately following the meal. Sometimes just 10 or 15 minutes on an exercise machine, or a brisk walk, will keep that BG from climbing. You can't lolly gag around though – the exercise needs to be right after the meal.

Good luck, and hang in there. I recommend you continue experimenting with different grains as well as different exercise routines.

Answered By: Anne Carroll
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Community Answers (9)
2014-09-09 23:20:55.0

My dad bakes a bread for me with whole grain oat, wheat or rye flour. It has to rise for 24 hours because it has no sugar! Great for toast in the morning with eggs or peanut butter. A little dense for sandwiches. I am quite carb sensitive but have had remarkably good blood sugars when I eat this.
Answered By: deejaye

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2014-09-09 19:49:49.0

I have had success with Healthy Life bread sold at Kroger stores. Whole wheat has 11 carbs in two slices.
Answered By: bsix

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2014-09-09 15:19:53.0

I use Nature's Own Sugar Free Bread.It is 100% Whole Grain Bread. It has no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. No high Fructose Corn Syrup. The serving size is 1 slice. There are 11 mg. of Carbs and 2mg. of Fiber, which make each slice 9 mg. of net carbs. This bread has been good on my blood sugars. There is 0 sugars. Be sure to read the package, as nature's Own also makes a whole grain bread that is not sugar free. Be sure to look for the Sugar Free in green.
Answered By: lakes232

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2014-09-09 12:08:15.0

Try California Lifestyle: cinnamon walnut 90 cal, 7 carbs, 5 fiber, 2 sugar,,, The problem for some people might be first ingredient, it is wheat gluten. I do not have a problem with it. The loaf comes slice and frozen from healthy food store, at mine it is $6.95. I keep it in freezer and pull out what I need, usually toast it before I use it. Have even made French toast with it.
Answered By: auto1359993720600

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2014-09-07 13:26:24.0

I've discovered and love Dave's Killer Bread, thin sliced has 60 calories,3g fiber and 12g carbs. Great toasted as well as plain. By the way, it isn't really that thin. They make a total of 4 kinds...two thin.
Answered By: mystinkydog

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2014-07-26 23:48:08.0

I use Nature's Own Double Fiber. My sugar does not rise from it. I avg 2 slices a day. Usually have a sandwich for lunch.
Answered By: sammieruth

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2014-07-23 11:38:03.0

Pepperidge Farm has a 'Carb style ' bread that is lo in carbs and higher in fiber. Comes in whole wheat or 7 grain.
Answered By: capecodbabci

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2014-07-02 00:29:38.0

I find Trader Joe's multigrain or sprouted 7 grain bread to be the best! Love it, and it has only 4 net carbs!!
Answered By: jbubly6

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2014-06-10 18:17:26.0

I've found Healthy Life Bread to be a good choice. It only has 5 or 6 net carbs per slice depending on the variety you choose and it's also low in calories and fat. I like that there are several varieties so I can switch up.
Answered By: vivianeagleson

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