The Whole Truth

I recently received this question from FOODPICKER.org

Q: My husband has diabetes and we always eat whole wheat bread but wanted something different for a change.  Is rye bread or sourdough bread as good of an option as whole wheat?

Unfortunately, rye and sourdough breads are not good sources of whole grains, and would not be good choices for someone with diabetes.  However, there are so many different brands and varieties of whole grain bread to choose from that it should be easy to avoid boredom in your routine.  Whole grain, high-fiber foods are an important part of a healthy diet.

Just don’t forget that even whole grain breads must be consumed in moderation.  When counting carbs, a food that contains 15 grams of carbohydrate is considered one serving, and a person with diabetes should typically consume 3-4 servings of carbohydrate each day.  Keep this in mind, and choose foods made with  whole grains rather than refined starch, and you’ll be on the right track! 


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