By 4111 Latest Reply 2011-12-20 22:07:15 -0600
Started 2011-12-14 16:26:38 -0600

Need advice
I am a Korean and I love bread
More than rice
Any good bread to have
Pls help

9 replies

nzingha 2011-12-20 22:07:15 -0600 Report

i love bread myself but have to be very care how much and when i have it. so i eat whole whet roll.. may 2 times for the week!

pixsidust 2011-12-18 12:36:53 -0600 Report

If I read right you are in San Francisco, California? You have many Trader Joe's Stores there. I get Trader Joe's California Style Complete Protein Bread.

It only has 15 carbs per slice, 5 grams Protein per slice and is made with whole grains such as Wheat berries, Barley, Millet, Rolled Oats, Soy Beans, Lentils, & Corn. The flavor is good. It toasts fabulously!

Its much better than just whole wheat and most breads have 20+ carbs and only 1 gram of protein

Caroltoo 2011-12-15 15:07:36 -0600 Report

I have heard sour dough causes less of a BG spike. Personally, I love crusty multi-grain breads, but had to give them up because I found some of my spikes were caused by gluten intolerance on top the the BG related spikes. I use a gluten free bread (Rudy's Multigrain) which I prefer to eat toasted. It's not good enough serve as the bread course of a meal, but it works when I really want a sandwich.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2011-12-14 18:48:58 -0600 Report

When I want bread, I eat Sourdough. Some say it isn't good for diabetics and some say it is, however, I don't seem to have a problem with it raising my blood sugar. I am to the point where I can't stand whole wheat or whole grain bread. Then again if I want to eat bread, I eliminate another carb.

jayabee52 2011-12-15 02:50:45 -0600 Report

I have read that about sourdough also. The same for rye. Back when I was still eating bread I would choose rye, or if it was not available sourdough. I hadn't developed my BG testing for foods which worked with my metabolism yet, so I did not know what each would do with my BG levels, simply going on what I read and heard about the GI index of those types of breads.

GabbyPA 2011-12-14 17:46:10 -0600 Report

As James said, whole grains will do better for you that white breads. What you really need to do is find out how a bread works with your body. Eat a bread that you enjoy and test after eating (about 2 hours) and see what it does. Don't just eat the bread plain, but with a meal. But if you make sure the rest of the meal is low carb, you can see the effects. You may have to do it a few times, but if it really spikes your levels, then try a different portion or style of bread.

jayabee52 2011-12-14 16:40:06 -0600 Report

Howdy 4111!

If you want to use only commonly sold breads from stores, you may look for breads which are whole grains (not merely whole wheat). Something with a lot of fiber in it, perhaps having added fiber (bran) in it.

There are also low carb and no carb breads on the net. They however are expensive and have to be ordered online.

Where are you? Are you living in the USA, Korea, or elsewhere? If in the USA I may be able to direct you as to where may be the best place to purchase bread. I used to like bread a lot, but to manage my diabetes without the use of diabetes meds, I have discontinued eating it.

blessings to you and yours


4111 2011-12-14 17:47:54 -0600 Report

Thank u for your help I live in San Francisco
Theirs traders joes near by

jayabee52 2011-12-14 17:54:07 -0600 Report

I have gotten the "Ezekiel bread" from TJs. It is not as sweet as regular bread but it is made from sprouted grains. But it still has carbs in it

A year ago I used to live in the San Fran area in the East bay city of Hayward. so kind of familiar with the greater SF area.