Is Rye Bread Good For Diabetes?

Is Rye Bread Good For Diabetes?


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
rye 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. If you have watched any of our other videos,
you know when you see a starchy food like any bread, pasta, grain, etc. we are talking
about carbohydrates. So I want to give you just a brief lesson
on how carbohydrates affect those with diabetes before we answer the question about rye bread. I searched several books and sites to find
a concise, accurate discussion on this topic. The Harvard School of Public Health had a
great article on the topic, here is a portion of it. “When people eat a food containing carbohydrates,
the digestive system breaks down the digestible ones into sugar, which enters the blood. As blood sugar levels rise, the pancreas produces
insulin, a hormone that prompts cells to absorb blood sugar for energy or storage. As cells absorb blood sugar, levels in the
bloodstream begin to fall. When this happens, the pancreas start making
glucagon, a hormone that signals the liver to start releasing stored sugar. This interplay of insulin and glucagon ensure
that cells throughout the body, and especially in the brain, have a steady supply of blood
sugar. Carbohydrate metabolism is important in the
development of type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body can’t make enough insulin
or can’t properly use the insulin it makes.” So you see why carbs are so important. What we are looking for are foods low in carbs
OR in carbs that our body doesn’t digest, I call these pass through carbs. The fiber content in whole grains “pass
through” are not digested and help keep you regular. So, what about rye bread? Rye is a cereal. It resembles wheat but is longer and different
in color. It is difficult to separate the germ and bran
from the endosperm of rye. This makes most rye bread “whole grain”
and results in a large quantity of nutrients, in contrast to refined wheat flour. Whether rye bread is good for you depends
on the actual ingredients. Rye is a very healthy and nutritious cereal
grain packed full of nutrients and health benefits. It is a grain similar to wheat, and like wheat,
whole grain rye is much healthier than refined. Is rye bread good for diabetes? Yes it, just be sure to look at the ingredients. Whole grain rye bread is very low in carbs
with virtually zero sugars. I hope this answered your question rye 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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