For many bread is the staff of life, but for diabetics it is too easy to have another slice, or a sandwich & pile on the carbs with a resultant increase in blood sugar, & weight, with all its consequences.
Its bread, Jim, but not as we know it.
This recipe is as easy as soda bread, but is safe to eat. It has enabled me to enjoy peanut butter on toast again.
What do I call it? I got from a coconut flour bread recipe on the diabetes.co.uk forum, & changed nearly all the ingredients.
80 g [3 oz] ground almonds 30 g [1 oz] soya flour [optional, can use all gr almonds, or add oat bran if you use it for cholesterol reduction (I do), or wheat germ] 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp xanthan gum [optional, helps bind] sifted together
1 carrot, finely chopped 80 g [3 oz] butter microwave for 1 min to soften butter 4-5 eggs beaten with a fork add eggs to carrot & butter mix & beat add dry ingredients & beat well
Add a little water if necessary for dropping consistency
put into buttered loaf vessel & bake at 175°C/280°F for 50 minutes.
I add sunflower seeds, pine nuts, etc to the mix. Can be sweetened as a cake & dried fruit & spices or cocoa added.
I've used a similar recipe for a young diabetic girl as a chocolate cake party treat.
Post by benshelpmeet on Oct 27, 2009 19:51:00 GMT -5
Dear one's here with diabetes, you might find this article helpful.
We make fresh ground whole wheat bread for our family often around here. We use a Whisper Mill to grind our wheat and a Bosh Mixer to mix 6 loaves at a time, the bread freezes well too.
Like with anything we eat, we practice moderation. Moderation, and a good variety of good healthy foods, and good eating habits will help make healthy bodies. We try to practice a balanced diet and teach our children good eating habits.
I was told by a diabetic that eating whole grain, pasta, breads, and brown rice that it digest more slowly and is a good source for diabetics.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is suppose to be good for diabetics, to lower blood sugar.
Grindstone True Whole Grain breads are made from 100% freshly-ground Whole Grains that have been allowed to ferment naturally. This is the only way to obtain a whole nutritious food, high in fiber and with the lowest possible Glycemic Index.
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a numerical system for measuring how fast a food or ingredient triggers a rapid rise in circulating blood glucose; the higher the GI, the greater the blood sugar response. A low GI food will cause a small rise in blood sugar levels, whereas a higher GI food triggers a large increase and a subsequent insulin spike .
Diabetes in adults is developed by repeated fast increases in blood sugar levels and consequent rapid releases of insulin to unhealthy high levels that, over time, lead to abnormalities in the pancreatic islet cells that make insulin.
Recent studies in the US and Europe have shown that a low-GI diet leads to weight loss, reduced body fat, and reduction in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease without disrupting the nutritional balance.
Our breads achieve the lowest possible GI and are also a good source of healthy fibers with special qualities. In addition to its usefulness in weight reduction, fiber has been shown to be useful for a number of different conditions.
One of the most important properties of fiber is its ability to bind to toxins in the colon and then remove them from the body. When it binds to cancer-causing chemicals, fiber helps protect the cells of the colon from damage. This is one reason why a high-fiber diet has been shown to prevent colon cancer.
When fiber binds to bile salts in the intestines and removes them from the body, the body is forced to make more bile salts. This is good, because the body must break down cholesterol to make bile. This explains why a good intake of fiber can be helpful in lowering high cholesterol levels.
Due to their high-fiber content, Whole Grain foods can help to prevent high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, thereby helping with blood sugar control.
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