Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Toast to Your Health: French or Vienna Sourdough Bread For Glucose Metabolism

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

French/Vienna Sourdough bread has gained popularity due to its unique flavour and potential health benefits. With a low glycemic index (GI), it offers improved digestibility. While it can be a healthy option, it is relatively high in carbohydrates and low in fibre.

Moreover, consuming bread made with white flour can cause hyperglycaemia. White flour can be quickly digested and absorbed by the body, leading to a rapid rise in blood sugar levels.

Crafting a French/Vienna sourdough bread meal without spiking your blood sugar
• The high-carb content of French/Vienna sourdough bread may be moderated by serving it with a salad high in fibre, protein and healthy fats like paneer, chicken and nuts.
• To optimise the health benefits, you can try an open toast sandwich with low-GI toppings.
• Low-carb flour alternatives, like almond flour, can be used to make the bread to bring the carb count down.
• Food sequencing can help to reduce glucose spikes. Start your meal by eating fibre-rich veggies first, followed by proteins and finally complex carbs and healthy fats.

Sourdough French/Vienna bread with a thicker texture, i.e., made with whole grains, may offer potential benefits. However, as sourdough bread contains carbohydrates, it can affect blood sugar levels. So, portion control and pairing it with other low-GI foods are still important considerations.

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