One of the main causes of Type 2 Diabetes is a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugars.
For this reason, many have adopted low carb, keto diets high in animal proteins and fish. And Carbs are shunned. This approach couldn't be more wrong, and in fact, detrimental to your overall health.
Our ancestors survived on bread and water for thousands of years. Proper Bread can provide up to 70% of our required daily nutrient intake. In fact, Our bodies rely heavily on carbohydrates to function.*
Our muscles and brain cells are designed to to run on carbohydrates. Various neurotransmitters in the brain cannot do their jobs without them. Studies have shown that people on low carb diets develop depression, anxiety, and even rage. Not to mention the damage done to the kidneys after months of eating too much animal protein.
They key is to choose the right carbs. Carbohydrates that provide nutrient and minerals, not useless calories.
"CHOOSING THE RIGHT CARBS FOR DIABETES"
Not all carbohydrates are treated equally by the body. There are huge differences in how different carbohydrates affect blood sugar and insulin levels. So which carbs are the right carbs to choose?
Carbohydrates that can lead to or worsen diabetes symptoms and that trigger the biggest surge in blood sugar levels are anything made with refined or white flour such as white bread, cereals, and pasta. Starches such as potato starch, corn starch, and rice starch also trigger surges in blood sugar. Liquid carbs such as beer, soda, and processed fruit juices are even worse.
The foods listed above all get digested quickly because they lack the fiber and nutrients that are only present in an unrefined unprocessed state. The more fiber and nutrients a food possesses, the slower it gets digested, thus avoiding blood sugar surges. These refined foods flood the blood stream with glucose and stimulate a surge in insulin.
If its white and fluffy it will kill you. Almost all the "whole wheat" breads or pastas on store shelves still contain white flour and a whole list of other bad ingredients. Whole wheat means nothing.
WHAT CARBOHYDRATES CAN I CHOOSE TO REVERSE DIABETES?
The answer is wholegrain stoneground sourdough breads made with ancient grains. The bread our ancestors ate. That's the bread we have provided to thousands of our customers here at Joseph's Organic Bakery.
We bake our bread like a thousand years ago. Our special process ensures optimal nutrients fiber and enzymes in every loaf. And our bread contains all the best part of the grain- the bran, germ, and endosperm. Every loaf contains high levels of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, all of which work together to keep blood sugar steady and even.
Unlike modern wheat which is very low in nutrients, and has been hybridized and modified, the ancient Kamut grain is known for its ant-inflammatory and nutritive properties. It has been shown in research studies to lower blood sugar levels and ensure proper digestive health.
A diet containing ancient grain breads prepared the right way, leafy greens and vegetables (both high in nutrients and fiber), and berries (full of antioxidants and phytonutrients) will go a long way to promote healthy blood sugar levels.