The glycemic index of bread depends on the types of grains and refined sugars used during the baking process.
Care should be taken to select breads with a low GI value, which includes a number of popular sourdough and rye breads.
Certain types of bread, particularly those with larger, coarser grains, our sourdough breads whose acidity counteracts the rapid release of glucose, are excellent choices.
Take care when choosing regular grocery store breads however. Most of these are heavily refined and 'enriched'. Look for coarse grains, seeds, and heavier blends!
Glycemic Index of Wheat Bread, White Bread, Sourdough
|Type of Bread||Glycemic Index Score|
|Pita Bread – Whole Wheat||57|
|Wonder Bread, White||71|
|Wheat Stoneground Bread||53|
|Bagel, plain, white||72|
|English Muffin, Whole Grain||45|