Is Wheat Good for Diabetes

November 9, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
wheat good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Wheat. You know what it is, don’t you? I thought I did. But there is more to wheat than meets the
eye. And how we use wheat, what we do with it and
how we consume it can make a huge difference in answering this question. Wheat is a cereal grain that is produced worldwide. It is the 3rd most harvested cereal grain
behind maze (corn) and rice. Wheat consists of 3 parts. The endosperm makes up about 83 percent of
each kernel. The bran makes up about 14.5% and the germ
2.5%. Breads, crackers, pasta, flour, cereal, condiments,
beer, just a short list of how we use wheat. It is hard to find processed foods without
some type of wheat product in it. Wheat has been around since the cradle of
civilization. Wheat is not bad, but has changed. In the 1870’s the steel roller mill revolutionized
how wheat was processed. Instead of just grinding up the kernels together,
like the old stone mills, producers could now easily separate the parts of the kernel
and make what they called “fancy flour.” Today we just call it white flour. This product stored for a long time and pests
didn’t get into the flour bags. People were elated. Of course, now we know the reason the mice
and bugs wouldn’t eat the flour. The process had stripped the flour from all
of it’s vital nutrients. This new method of making flour used just
the endosperm, which is the largest part of the kernel. But the endosperm is mostly starch. Starch is not a friend to a person with diabetes. It raises blood glucose levels and causes
weight gain. It is fine to each some starchy foods, but
with any food, do so in moderation. What about whole wheat bread? Whole wheat bread is made with the entire
kernel of wheat. It adds in the bran and the germ. Whole wheat bread contains the nutrients of
the wheat. It is rich in fiber, vitamins B6 and E, magnesium,
zinc, folic acid and chromium. So, is wheat good for a person with diabetes? All wheat products contain starch and carbs. But whole wheat products are much better for
a person with diabetes. The old rule of thumb was, don’t eat anything
white. This meant bread, pasta, etc. Wheat itself is not bad for you, just remember
to watch those carbs and look at labels that say 100% whole wheat. Made from whole wheat is not the same. I hope this answered your question is wheat
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason