Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How to Buy a Loaf of Bread

We all know that whole grain bread is what we should be eating. But bread buying is not as simple as it seems. Let's take a look at a typical bread label. This one is Orowheat Whole Grain and Flax Bread:

Blech...multiple kinds of sugar and mystery ingredients. Let's establish a few rules and see where Orowheat bread went wrong:
  1. Check the flour. If a label says "wheat flour" that means white flour. You need whole wheat flour.
  2. Check the sweeteners. Anything with high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, fructose or sugar is a no-no. If it contains honey that's fine.
  3. Check the oils. Many bread contain partially hydrogenated oils, none of that for you! And no canola or soybean oil either. Ideally a bread shouldn't have any oil.
  4. Check for crazy, weird ingredients. I'm talking about stuff like azodicarbonamide (the last ingredient in the label above). If you don't know what it is (or can't pronounce it) you probably shouldn't be eating it.
Can you see where that Orowheat bread failed? It violated rules, 2,3 and 4. You want to be eating bread that contains only whole grains, no sweeteners (maybe a little honey), no oil and no strange ingredients that you can't pronounce.

Next week I'll introduce you to our favorite bread. It's one of the best I've found.


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