Food & Nutrition

Bread that diabetics can enjoy (5 we’ve tried & love)

Published by Finn Hayden

Bread is a staple of most of our diets, as it's a tasty and versatile food. However, for diabetics bread can be anything but ideal. Most of the bread that you find on supermarket shelves is packed with carbs and sugar, causing blood sugar levels to spike when consumed.

Luckily, there are breads out there that you can buy which are better suited for diabetics. Typically these breads are lower in carbs and sugar, and many of them contain higher levels of fibre too which can help you to manage your diabetes better

We thought it would be useful to round up the best bread for diabetics you can buy in the UK, let's get into it:

Livlife

The Livlife loaf is a seeded loaf which is made using a mix of linseed, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Impressively, this bread contains just 1g of sugar per slice, and just 3.4g of carbs. Because this bread is made using seeds and soya flour, it's also very filling and contains 4g of fibre per slice. Learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com

LivLife bread

CarbZone Low Carb bread

We've featured products from the CarbZone a number of times in our guides because we love the products from the brand, including the excellent low carb pasta. The bread from CarbZone is one of the most popular products that the brand makes, not just because it tastes great but also because it's very low in carbs and sugar. This makes it absolutely ideal for diabetics who need to control their carb intake. Each slice of this bread contains just 3g of carbs and it's also high in fibre with 13g of fibre per slice. Learn more and buy it here - carbzone.co.uk

CarbZone Low Carb bread

Warburtons Wholemeal no added sugar

Most of the Warburtons bread contains added sugar, but the brand has actually released a loaf which is completely free of added sugar, and the only sugars in the loaf are naturally occurring. Each slice of this bread contains just 0.6g of sugar and 9g of carbs, making it perfect for diabetics who need to watch their carb and sugar intake. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Warburtons no added sugar

Hi-Lo Bread

The team at Hi-Lo claims that their brand contains 65% less carbs than white bread, and with just 5g of carbs per slice, we think that's probably an accurate estimate. This bread also contains only 1.1g of sugar per slice, and it's also high in fibre with 3.4g of fibre per slice. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk

Hi-Lo bread

Schneiderbrot Vollkornbrot Rye Bread

We'll start by saying that rye bread looks and tastes very different to most other types of bread, so it does take some getting used to. But it's actually really tasty, and if you're diabetic then you should definitely give it a shot. This rye bread contains absolutely no added sugar and contains just 38.9g of carbs per 100g, making it a great choice for diabetics. If you need to control your blood sugar spikes then opting for this bread over other types of bread is a great option. It's also full of fibre with 7.7g of dietary fibre per 100g. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Rye bread

Hopefully, this guide shows you that there are lots of excellent options out there when it comes to bread for diabetics. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other recommendations for us to try. If you want to read something similar, check out our guide to the best sugar free chocolate and sugar free sweets.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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