If you’ve been given a diabetes diagnosis, or have been told you have prediabetes, you know how frustrating it can feel to have to give up some of your favorite foods in order to manage your blood sugar levels.
There’s good news, though. Thankfully plenty of companies are making healthier alternatives to some of our favorite foods—including sliced bread! So even if you’re diabetic or just need to manage your blood sugar levels, there are breads out there that can help you stick to your health goals.
Continue reading to see what a couple of expert dietitians recommend for healthier bread choices. And for more healthy eating tips check out 6 Breads That Use the Highest Quality Ingredients.
“Ezekiel bread is made up of sprouted grains and legumes, which not only offer a more fibrous option, but also one with more bioavailable nutrients. The sprouting process also enhances nutrient availability of the grains,” says Rachel Fine, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of To The Pointe Nutrition.
“Dave’s Killer Bread is another healthy option that also tastes great. When compared to other types of bread, Dave’s Killer Bread is Abundant in whole grains, which boosts the fiber content to help keep blood sugars stable,” says Fine.
“Made with fiber-containing ingredients like wheat berries, cracked wheat, and millet, this bread is packed with whole grain goodness. And with only 2 grams of added sugars and 6 grams of protein, it is a natural choice for those watching their blood sugars,” says Lauren Manaker, MS, RDNauthor of The First Time Mom’s Pregnancy Cookbook and Fueling Male Fertility and registered dietitian on our medical expert board.
“Joseph’s bread is made with popular blood sugar-friendly ingredients like flax and oat bran to provide a nutritional punch. With only 7 grams of net carbs, this pita bread helps elevate any Mediterranean dish without contributing to high blood sugars,” says Manaker.