Today I was listening to a UK podcast and one of them mentioned in passing that she freezes her bread and did you know that according to the BBC that it halves the amount of carbs in the bread? And the other was like, wot?
Anyway, I don’t plan on eating straight-out-of-the-freezer bread, or any bread for that matter, but I looked for the article and thought I’d share. Your thoughts? Is this for real or just a trick to get me to eat bread?
Because just like cooking and cooling, freezing also turns starch into resistant starch.
I cannot believe this. With best-in-the-world technique, i.e. multiple heatings and coolings, researchers have managed to get a certain type of potato up to 6% resistant starch or so. That leaves all the rest of the starch just as it was before. What is being achieved, there, really? It’s like eating a potato where none of the starch is resistant, and it’s 94% as big…
As for bread and freezing it - is there any proof that this works, at all?
If you click the link to the full study at the bottom of the summary of the study it shows the graphs.
Definitely a significant difference in eating fresh bread vs frozen and toasted. +100 glucose spike vs 45.
Personally if I was going to splurge on a slice of bread it would be homemade and warm fresh out of the oven (worst case LOL). Freezing and toasting it takes away too much of the texture and flavor for me and still too much of an insulin response to justify a regular toasted sammich.
I doubt this study needed any funding since they used 10 college students and a blood glucose monitor and finger pricks. And bread.
Their conclusion made me smile:
Thus, considering the high consumption of white bread, the identification of ways to reduce the glycaemic response of white bread and other foods is important in the prevention and management of chronic disease. (emphasis mine)
Looks like they had them eat 2 slices of bread because the carbs were in the 40’s range.
(Hyperbole- best thing in the universe!)
This is what I was thinking… best case senario and they are right. Not worth it for thawed out bread considering what I am eating now.
Today I ate with friends and they ordered rice for me even though I said I wouldn’t eat it because “I won’t eat the rice” sounds about like “I won’t breathe the air” to a Chinese person. I ate off the rice because it seemed less messy than eating off the rice container lid. Basically I used the rice as an absorbent mat for food drippings. I ended up eating about 4 bites of rice. On purpose, not on accident. The first bite was divine. By the fourth I don’t know why I even bothered.
I have a friend who makes fresh baked bread about every day. When I’m at his house with friends about once a week, I will eat about 5 carbs worth of bread. A slice of baguette or a quarter slice of a loaf. It is lovely. But I think it would become mundane quickly just like the rice did. And frozed and thawed manufactured bread? Not worth it. To me.