One of the main causes of Type 2 Diabetes is a diet consisting of refined carbohydrates and sugars. Carbohydrates are long chains of sugar molecules. But not all carbohydrates are treated equally by the body. There are huge differences in how different carbohydrates affect blood sugar and insulin levels.
Carbohydrates that trigger the biggest surge in blood sugar are anything with refined flour such as bread, cereal, and pasta. Starches such as potato starch, corn starch, and rice starch also trigger surges in blood sugar. Liquid carbs such as soda, beer, and fruit juice are also major culprits. These foods all get digested quickly because they lack the fiber and nutrients that are only present in an unrefined unprocessed state. Therefore, they flood the blood stream with glucose and stimulate a surge in insulin.
While most people are aware of the risk of sugar consumption, processed carbohydrates and starches can, in some cases, cause even greater spikes in blood sugar levels. Why?
Today, wheat kernels are ground in machines called steel mills. After the Industrial revolution, steel mills replaced stone grinders. To make flour, steel mills literally strip the bran and germ off of the endosperm. To make commercial whole wheat flour- the bran and germ and thrown back into the white flour after they were removed. However, they are no longer bound to the starchy endosperm! The molecular structure of the wheat kernel is permanently altered during the steel milling process. Without the fibrous bran bound to the endosperm- even whole wheat flour is digested too rapidly, causing blood sugar levels to spike, which causes a sharp rise in insulin.
In conclusion, a diet low in fiber and nutrients and high in refined carbohydrates , sugars, and commercial steel milled flour is detrimental to blood sugar levels and pancreatic health.
At Joseph's Organic Bakery we believe that proper Diet is the Key to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Our bread is made with ancient grains. We stone grind our grains daily. Our proprietary preparation process ensures optimal nutrients and enzymes in every loaf.
Our entire bakery is sugar free, trans fat free, soy free, corn free, non -GMO. We source only the best nutrient dense ingredients.
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