Products Made With White Flour
White flour is flour that has been refined and stripped of its bran and germ. White flour offers a light and soft texture, so it is popular in many baked goods, including bread, crackers, cereal, cookies, and cakes, and is often used in sauces and gravies. White flour makes blood sugar spike in the same way processed sugary treats do. This is because much of the fiber and nutrients in flour that would help slow digestion are removed during processing. In addition to spiking blood sugar levels, foods with white flour are usually easy to overeat because the lack of fiber prevents individuals from feeling full and makes them feel hungry again sooner. Diabetes patients who still want flour should look for whole wheat flour, almond flour, and coconut flour instead.