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Rise and Toast: The Science Behind Hyperglycemia and Sourdough Bread

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Toasted sourdough bread may sound like a delight, but can cause a rise in blood sugar levels due to its carbohydrate content. However, the extent to which it affects blood sugar levels can vary depending on the type of bread, the amount consumed, and an individual’s metabolic response.

Managing Glucose while having Toasted Sour Dough Bread
• Try adding protein to your meal as it can help slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. You can pair your bread with 100 gms of cooked tofu, paneer, or eggs to create a balanced meal.
• Avoid bread made with refined flour, as it spikes blood sugar levels.
• Try almond flour bread or seed-based bread. These types of bread are lower in carbohydrates and may not cause blood sugar spikes.
• You can add avocado as a side option. It is a healthy source of fats that can also help slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. 
• Remember to not overdo it. Eating healthy sourdough bread isn’t enough if you are going to eat a large portion.

Toasted sourdough bread contains carbohydrates, which are broken down into glucose when consumed. While bread made from refined flour can be a big problem. Having sourdough bread is better than regular bread as it is easier to digest. Also, when paired with good fats and proteins it can be a whole lot more nutritious.

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