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
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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
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