Best Bread to Eat to Lower Blood Sugar

According to Courtney D'Angelo, MS, RD, author at Go Wellness, the best bread to eat to lower your blood sugar is 100% whole grain bread.

100% whole grain bread is oftentimes high in fiber and still has its nutrients intact, which is the opposite of what you'd get with a standard white bread or another type of refined carb.

"When it comes to avoiding blood sugar spikes, fiber is your best friend," says D'Angelo. "Fiber helps slow down sugar absorption,will help improve your gut bacteria,and can help you feel full longer

which leads to unnecessary snacking throughout the day."Here's how whole grain bread can help lower your blood sugar,

If you're wanting to lower or manage your blood sugar, it's helpful to limit your consumption of refined and processed carbohydrates

Whole grain bread and your blood sugar

like baked goods and white bread, for example.When you eat heavier amounts of processed carbohydrates, your body quickly breaks them down into glucose, which enters your blood

and can raise your blood sugar levels.This can pose a problem for those with diabetes or prediabetes because their bodies struggle to produce insulin properly

and insulin is what helps absorb the glucose from your bloodstream.Thankfully, high-fiber whole grains like oats and barley can actually help improve blood glucose levels

because fiber isn't absorbed by your body and doesn't create a blood sugar spike.Buying whole-grain bread that is high in these fibrous ingredients and low in refined sugars

can be a great way for you to manage your blood sugar. 

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