I rediscovered multi-grain english muffins! they are so good for you

tabby9146
By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2014-03-17 11:43:57 -0500
Started 2014-03-05 10:36:57 -0600

I know some can't eat them, they spike too much, but the ones I eat have 8 grams fiber only 26 carbs, but you can "subtract" that 8g so the carb count is low!! They have 5g protein and only 100 calories for one, so I have rediscovered how much I like them and how good some brands can be for us. I know some can't have wheat gluten, etc..but for those who can, just wanted to share, as just another thing that you can check out.


9 replies

shoulders
shoulders 2014-03-06 14:57:45 -0600 Report

I am one of those people that can't eat some of these carbs. I was told to cut back on all of my carbs. especially now! So please eat one for me…

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-05 17:29:50 -0600 Report

Be careful with the fiber game. Actually you can only subtract half of the fiber number (4) and that is only if the total fiber is over 3 grams. So it's not a low carb as you may think. However, if it treats you well and you enjoy them....go for it.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-03-05 22:17:05 -0600 Report

You're right Gabby that the current recommendation is to subtract half of the fiber from the total carbohydrate. That's because fiber is the part of carbohdyrate that is incompletely digested. Often foods that contain more fiber are digested more slowly, which helps avoid a spike in blood sugar levels. Plus eating more fiber helps prevent some types of cancer and improves overall cardiovascular health. I'm always excited when people discover a new food, or a food new to them, that fits into their healthy lifestyle! ~Lynn @Glucerna

tabby9146
tabby9146 2014-03-05 17:24:05 -0600 Report

my BS is okay with one of these, must be because of the 8g fiber. I will try mini pizza idea too. speaking of pizza, I saw a good recipe recently for crustless pizza. I know I can't imagine that being as good ,but will try it.

margokittycat
margokittycat 2014-03-05 14:19:30 -0600 Report

Old school diabetic use to counting points and exchanges, ust started doing carb counting last week, so we can get carb to insulin ratio set and trying to get put on a pump. They sound really good I love english muffins.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-03-05 11:56:39 -0600 Report

I know they taste great, not sure of how much they would spike my bg. I'll have to give it a try. If it spikes me excessively, then my wife will gobble them up! By the way, not in one sitting, wouldn't want you to have the wrong image of her.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-05 10:59:18 -0600 Report

I love English Muffins. We use to make mini pizzas with them. I have found that the multi-grain foods cause me to scratch so I avoid them. Some even cause my blood sugar to rise.

I have discovered the Fiber One snack cakes. They have 90 calories, 16 grams carbs and 5 grams of fiber. They make great snacks to carry when I am out and about.