Fiber is a component in some foods that the body cannot digest. Fiber is important to diabetics for this very reason. if It won't digest, it won't raise blood sugar either. The carb effect of foods can be lowered by adding fiber. The fiber replaces some of the carbohydrate thus raises the blood sugar less, makes us more satisfied and sets us free. Meat contains no fiber. Fruits, vegetables and grains do. Many of us don't eat grains as they raise blood sugar to much. However we can use fiber from the grain as it cannot raise blood sugar. If you just don't want to give up all carbs from grain, the effect on blood sugar can be lowered by adding more fiber. I make a cookie that raises blood sugar almost not at all. A little more than my cheesecake, but not much.
These are the fibers in the cookies. Oat bran, Flax seed, inulin and, Hi maize 260, all fibers. The only flour in the cookies is oat flour and that is overwhelmed by the flax seed and oat bran and cancelled by the inulin and Hi maize 260. Wheat or rye bran can be used in some foods too Hi maize 260 can be added to meat balls and meat patties. Yogurt and smoothies can take all the above mention fibers as well. If you need to be set free and lower your blood sugar, this is a way to do it.
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