No, this has got nothing to do with Elvis Presley’s compulsory national service stint in the US Army a long time ago – he even made a movie about it. The G.I. that I am talking about here refers to the glycemic index in foods, bread particularly.
According to this website, low-glycemic foods are slower to raise a person’s blood sugar levels than foods with moderate or high scores on the glycemic index and review studies suggest that a low-glycemic diet may help reduce blood pressure in healthy adults.
Well, in my blogpost not too long ago, somebody named Tom posted a comment and this was what he said: In order to prevent blood sugar spikes, you could consume Low GI breads in Aroma Bakery available every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday – they have two types of Low GI bread, just plain Low GI bread and the other type is with nuts etc (fewer pieces and more expensive).
Yes, I’ve heard of the Low GI bread but it was always sold out – I did not know the days then so Tom’s comment sure helped and I managed to get myself a loaf…
…the other day when I was driving past.
Once again, there was a vacant parking space right in front of the bakery…
…and there was nobody around, other than the boss himself.
This must be the plain type…
…that’s supposedly cheaper but I did notice quite a bit of seeds/grains in it.
The first time I had bread like this was way back in 1980 when I went to Australia and New Zealand for the first time. It had a whole lot of seeds/grain and nuts and they kept telling me it was very healthy. Unfortunately, I took one bite and my first response was, “Makanan kuda!” (food for horses). I never wanted to eat anything like that since until recently when I went into wholemeal bread. Quite a number of bakeries are making those these days, RM4.00 a loaf, which is a bit more expensive than plain sandwich bread, RM3.00 or RM3.20 a loaf. This Low GI one is around double the price – RM6.30 a loaf and if you opt for the one with cranberries and walnuts, that is a whooping RM10.20 a loaf.
I took it home and sat down to give it a try right away with butter and peanut butter…
…and much to my delight, I actually thought it was really very nice. My girl seems to enjoy it too and is having a slice or two, toasted and eaten with cheese, every day. She never touched the plain sandwich nor the wholemeal bread before unless we make something with them, egg sandwiches or French toast perhaps.
Never mind that it is a whole lot more expensive than normal bread – we are not really into bread and do not buy it to eat all that often but in view of the fact that my girl likes it and this is better for health, I certainly would want to buy this from now on if and when it is available. After all, like what I’ve been telling people, what is the use of money these days when there is no place to spend it and nowhere to go and we are stuck at home all the time?
Tom also said: This bakery also has sourdough bread every Tuesday only. Sourdough bread doesn’t cause a rise in blood sugar fast. I think somebody did mention it once that they have sourdough bread here but I’ve never bothered to go and check it out. Well, seeing that I just bought the above on Monday and that would take a few days for us to finish, I wouldn’t want to go the following day to buy the sourdough bread. Perhaps I would do that on Tuesday next week and blog about it. We’ll see!
AROMA BAKERY (2.311151, 111.831515) is located at No. 36 (G/F), Taman Damai along Jalan Dewan Suarah, the second shop in the block on your right as you enter from Jalan Melur, after the Maju Tyre shop.