Nutrition 1 MIN READ

The Sweet Science of Peanut Butter and Whole Wheat Bread on Glucose Metabolism

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast or snack, you might have considered peanut butter on whole-wheat bread. While this combo is an excellent source of protein, fibre, and healthy fats, it’s essential to be aware of its glycemic load, which refers to how quickly a food raises blood sugar levels. Whole wheat bread—white or brown—may contain white carbs, which can quickly get absorbed into your bloodstream, leading to hyperglycemia. Brown bread also has a low level of fibre. Nut butter may also contain added sugar, which can cause glucose spikes. To optimize this snack, try choosing whole-grain bread with higher fibre content and natural nut butter with no added sugars.

Sweet Treats Without the Spike
• Take unsweetened peanut butter with a single bread toast, not two, for portion control.
• In sandwiches, consider adding lettuce, kale, and arugula as fillers.
• You can also make your peanut butter and whole wheat bread home for a healthier and more satisfying option.

The combination of peanut butter and whole wheat bread can positively impact glucose metabolism. The high fibre and healthy fat content in peanut butter and the complex carbohydrates in whole wheat bread can help regulate blood sugar levels. Incorporate this duo into your diet to control blood sugar levels and promote overall health.

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