Bread is bad?
- 04-04-2009, 04:09 PM
Bread is bad?
Someone was telling today that bread is terrible for you and that wheat isn't good either...Why is bread not good for you? I'm under the assumption she's implying it makes you gain weight and is unhealthy. She also stated it's converted to sugar, but aren't all carbohydrates converted to sugar?
Basically, why is bread bad and should i just avoid it?
Is pita bread ok? I generally have chicken pita sandwiches from time to time...But, if i shouldn't eat, I'll avoid it...(I don't need bread)
I find it odd that bread would be bad for you, when Jesus and the disciples had it for last supper...I'm not really religious, but these people are basically implying God is stupid and shouldn't have had bread...He should have stuck with Ezekiel bread instead...lol
- 04-04-2009, 04:11 PM
anything whole grain is fine, and yes, all carbs convert to sugar - its the speed of conversion you need to look out for.
- 04-04-2009, 04:31 PM
04-04-2009, 04:41 PM
04-04-2009, 11:32 PM
Enriched flour isn't good for you. Sprouted grains are great and some bread is even made out of sprouted grains (like Ezekiel). You have to remember that in Bible days food was not processed in the way it is now. Bread was home ade and probably much healthier than most you buy in the store. Jesus probably wasn't on a "weight loss/fat loss" diet during his last supper either. That was probably the last thing on his mind.
04-05-2009, 01:49 AM
04-05-2009, 01:56 AM
Most breads are trash IMO, even the ones that claim to be "whole-wheat."
Stick to Ezekiel bread, or another bread where the primary ingredients are sprouted grains.. If you see "Wheat Flour" ANYWHERE listed in the ingredients, move on.
04-05-2009, 01:57 AM
04-05-2009, 03:43 AM
If anybody lives in the PNW, a great source is Silver Mills bread (a Canadian product). All sprouted grains and most breads with 5g fiber per slice. It's heavy duty stuff and very good for you.
04-05-2009, 09:48 AM
I've been reading in this forum about Ezekiel bread and I've seen it at the nearby Whole Foods Market... Friday, while getting my fish oil, I decided to get a loaf of Ezekiel bread. I toasted two slices Saturday to go with my scrambled eggs and chicken and WOW it is the best tasting bread ever! I should have started eating it a long time ago.
04-05-2009, 03:46 PM
04-05-2009, 06:18 PM
Whole grain bread is a semi-processed food product. Many are high in salt and some, like others mentioned, use some sort of sweeteners.
There are worse foods but everything in moderation. However, I think you are better off with whole food starch sources like potato, yam, rice, quinoa, etc.
04-05-2009, 06:47 PM
wasnt ezekiel bread back in the day baked in ****?
Something to consider
Bread isnt bad if it fits your macros. I like to buy the bakery breads that look fairly old school, like the whole wheat crusty varieties. Trader joes has a nice anadama bread if you can buy it on the day its fresh. Its hit or miss sometimes.
04-06-2009, 08:22 AM
04-06-2009, 12:34 PM
Bread is like putting glue in your digestive system, but its ok in moderation... here is a quote I use
"the whiter the bread, the quicker you're dead"
white bread is bad, anything WHITE is bad because it has to be bleached and stripped of all its nutrients... I wouldn't say don't eat bread, but use in moderation and please dn't eat white bread!
04-06-2009, 06:04 PM
04-06-2009, 07:15 PM
04-06-2009, 08:03 PM
04-06-2009, 08:07 PM
04-06-2009, 08:12 PM
04-07-2009, 01:46 AM
...hey, it's simple folks: look at the nutrition facts & ingredients. If it's whole sprouted grain (Ezekiel, Silver Mills, Dave's, some others), has high fiber content per slice (no, 2g is not acceptable) and doesn't contain sugars or hfcs and/or white flour it's okay.
I occasionally cheat with caraway rye, but usually I go with the Silver Mills Flax or Squirrely (both 5g fiber per slice!) which are also not made with flour (none of their breads are).
04-07-2009, 09:07 AM
04-07-2009, 09:09 AM
04-07-2009, 10:29 AM
04-07-2009, 12:06 PM
04-07-2009, 01:38 PM
04-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Its just a saying that means that bleached flour, or white bread is not good for you.... You don't have to listen to me, nobody has to listen to me.. everybody has their own opinion about damn near everything.. im just tryin to help people be healthy... i put information out there to try and save lives, thats what I do...
04-07-2009, 03:27 PM
I eat two HUGE slices of bread covered in natty p-butter and splenda every morning for breakfast...
Of course we grind our own wheat and bake our own bread, so I know its the good stuff....
Otherwise I say go whole wheat or sprouted and NO sugar or HFCS!!!
04-07-2009, 03:56 PM
04-08-2009, 07:52 AM
Brenda Davis R.D.
why don't you read what she has to say about white flour and then you can tell me if what I said was misinformation or not. Get a clue
04-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Come back when you get your information from peer-reviewed sources and RDs in a hospital setting; not from someone wanting you to buy their book.
04-08-2009, 10:13 AM
04-08-2009, 02:24 PM
04-08-2009, 03:19 PM
...a wellness coach that works for a wellness DC(chiropractor?)? Things make more sense now.
04-08-2009, 04:09 PM
Speaking to a nutrionist, I was told that some whole weat bread are not good for you! He claims that if you can take a piece of bread and make it into one big ball then its not good for you! True whole wheat bread should crumble in your fingers when you try to make a ball out of it.
04-08-2009, 04:10 PM
First of all "the whiter the bread, the quicker you're dead" is a figure of speech. Just because i call you "douche bag" doesn't mean that I actually think you are a bag that is used for women to douche themselves with. It simply means that you are in the same category... Hence, when I say the whiter the bread the quicker you're dead, that doesn't mean you are going to die if you eat white bread.
Here are some facts about white bread:
bread is not supposed to be white at all. A bleaching process was incorporated into bread making to give flour and the bread it makes a longer shelf life in the grocery store. During the process of bleaching most of the vitamin E antioxidant is lost, as well as the essential wheat germ and bran, which leaves only poor quality proteins and fattening starch.
Wheat germ and bran is known to:
Combat colon cancer
Help stop strokes
Protect against heart disease
(too bad all that is stripped in white bread)
In addition, the flour is stripped of nutrients including 50% of all calcium, 70% of phosphorus, 80% iron, 98% magnesium, 75% manganese, and 50% potassium.
Also all of the carbs in it are refined, basically all sugar, very little fiber because its all been stripped... You tell me whats good about it, and then tell my why I would eat it??? Or anybody should eat it for that matter...
Keep eating it, keep spiking your insulin levels, get fat, get diabetes, possibly die..... Not in all cases but for some people that will happen.
04-09-2009, 12:54 AM
Cinn doesn't disagree that white bread is unhealthy. He disagrees with how extreme your statement comes across. He is interpreting it literally, as your immediate defense of the statement implied you meant it as such.
04-09-2009, 09:09 AM
The lifting community(more so the brotelligence community) has taught itself to treat everything as an extreme. It is a-okay to enjoy most everything in moderation. Is white bread an ideal source of carbs? Not really. Is HFCS an ideal part of any diet? Not really. Is a snickers the healthiest snack choice? Not really. Will any of these things be so detrimental to your health that your life will end sooner if occasionally consumed? Probably not.
04-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Just stick with ezekial bread and dilemma solved. (Just being peace maker here, as this thread has gotten silly)
04-09-2009, 10:23 AM
Take home message: Bread is ok for human consumption.
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