Most people have heard the mantra that wheat bread is "good" but white bread is bad.
However, virtually all commercial wheat breads contain added sugars in some form (molasses, etc.) while it is possible to obtain commercial white breads with zero added sugars (e.g. scali or Italian bread) and sugar is meant to be "bad" for us, contributing to cancer, obesity and diabetes.
From a scientific or evidence standpoint, how do the relative merits of sugarless white and whole wheat breads stack up assuming one buys the best quality option from each category?
posted by mintchip
on Oct 14, 2013 -
Mefites who have given up sugar (or some other beloved but harmful substance): does it get any easier? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig
on Sep 26, 2013 -
What should I do in the immediate short term before my appointment to talk about blood sugar issues with my psychiatrist? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi
on Mar 12, 2013 -
I Lost 60 lbs and cured metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance) quickly on a modified Atkins diet. Can I start juice fasting without raising my sugar/insulin levels and "blowing up" again. I am down to about 5% bodyfat with normal blood sugar and LOVING it. How can I juice without upsetting my sugar/insulin balance again? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by StUdIoGeEk
on Sep 21, 2011 -
So what do you know about "sugar", "sugar diabetes", or "the sugar" being used as synonyms for "diabetes"? And how did that meaning come to be, exactly? [more inside]
posted by skoosh
on Mar 6, 2010 -
I recently heard that Pterocarpus marsupium extract can be beneficial for those of us with high blood sugar. Have you tried it yourself? Has it been helpful? Have you seen results? Any side effects?
posted by RajahKing
on Nov 6, 2009 -
Type II Diabetes filter: How do measured glucose levels vary depending on how long it has been since eating? [more inside]
posted by DrGail
on Jun 28, 2009 -
Whenever my wife eats candy like Starbust, Skittles, Big Red gum, etc. she starts perspiring and getting really hot in her face. Could this be an allergic reaction or be related to diabetes?
posted by JPigford
on Jan 2, 2007 -