Our expert says:
There is no reason to cut out wheat if you are not intolerant or allergic to wheat or gluten. If you find that the Low-GI seed bread gives you wind, then it could be a whole series of ingredients that you are reacting to besides the wheat, namely soy protein (which is added to lower the GI), or the seeds. You mention that wholewheat Protnutro does not seem to cause a problem, so I doubt if it is wheat that makes you bloated. It is, however, not necessary to eat wheat bread and you can try the gluten-free bread or rye bread instead. If you find that the gluten-free bread also causes bloating, then you will know that you are NOT sensitive to wheat and that it must be another ingredient in low-GI seed bread that is causing your problem. You can by all means toast rye bread, if you find that it improves the taste. Bread and other wheat products that have a low-GI and are not eaten with loads of fat (butter or margarine or mayonnaise, etc) are not fattening because they are carbohydrates and carbs have the lowest energy value of the 3 so-called macronutrients, namely 16 kJ/gram vs 17 kJ/gram for protein and 37 kJ/gram for fat. So it makes sense to cut down on fat intake if you want to lose weight and rather eat low-GI carbs and protein.
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