Thanks for sharing what you know. In Lithuania , a kind of doughnut called spurgos is widely known. I also substitute honey for the sugar and it comes out fabulous. How can you say Americans eat too much bread and that bread is bad for you. I would make it any recipies? Not added to it. Baking Science and Technology.
Yes, I eat bread.
I have been making a simple pizza dough recipe in my Food Processor with the bread blade that comes with it. All it has in it is organic flour, water, organic olive oil, Himalian sea salt, yeast and a teaspoon of organic sugar for starting yeast. After rising the dough for an hour I put it in a Baggie and put in the refrigerator so that I can tear off small pieces whenever I want to make an individual pizza.
I also use organic sauce, organic olives, organic onions, and whatever else organic. I also figured out I was just as allergic to gluten free things because I also choke on rice, sometimes even when it is labeled organic. Would you mind posting it? OR maybe you did and I missed it. Raw butter,lard,coconut all organic is best…or if you cannot get raw butter available only in California and Georgia….
Organic fat is essential as all the junk lives and loves fat…you want to insure any fat you ingest does not have a home for junk to live in…. Factor X is key ingredient via Dr. Pottenger — Price- Pottenger Nutrtiion Foundation. Cooked honey sprayed on bees kills them in minutes. Raw honey does not. Always eat raw for health benefits it does have. It will not raise blood sugar when eaten raw in reasonable amount. It is now evidently clear the Supermarket is now nothing but a Death Dealer.
I think it is time to become a Paleo Hunter — Gatherer and eat only a fresh non GMO vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, and fresh slaughtered meats and wild caught fish. Time to buy right from the farms who grow Heritage crops.
Grow your own herbs! Home grown fresh Peppermint is a delight. Plant a Sassafras tree — make tea. Time to start making your own home brews, wines and cordials too! Home made wines and cordials are wonderful. Real home cooked Mulled Cider with Rum and butter is a treat. Mulled Wine too is good if it is done correctly. I love Organic, non homogenized whole milk that still has butter in it.
The white water they sell in the stores as Milk is nothing but toxic piss in a plastic bottle. For a real treat, find fresh Goose eggs. There is nothing else like them. Vie for wild meats. Plains -grass fed only Buffalo is the Best.
Avoid any fish or sea food caught in the Pacific Ocean. My intent is to never eat their garbage again. Not even their coffee! Unfortunately, those of us who are on a strict budget, or retired on same do not have the ability to drive long distances to farms. We have to deal with what is in the stores and Sprouts or Trader Joes are the best….
Or appearing to, with their Simple Truth foods, and I am even seeing more organic foods in Walmart. I should have added those with limited mobility. I just had hip surgery, and sometimes have felt grateful to get anything to eat, having to have my groceries delivered. I sometimes look at the city as a death camp….. Still working on that. I need to do research on making wine. I try to eat semi-vegan if I can, since free-range meat is hard to come by, I have given up on grass-fed buffalo.
I know there is a couple who was trying to make it, near Colorado Springs, and they said they were the only grass-fed non-feed lot bison in CO, but have never seen their meats here in Aurora, although I contacted Vitamin Cottage and Sprouts about them.
I have recently discovered Sprouts and love their store. Like it better than Whole Foods…. I think it is time to become a Paleo -Hunter — Gatherer and eat only a fresh non GMO vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, and fresh slaughtered meats and wild caught fish.
I can now eat bread. NO Body should drink or eat Soy.. It was suppose to fatten up Cows, Pigs, Chickens etc. Not meant for Humans. Use a whey protein or egg protein powder such as Jay Robb or a quality whey product is key.
Even stevia is questionable if not made properly. Sweetleaf stevia is best I can find and does not raise blood sugar. Some stevias have maltodextrin or some sugar ose on label. Sweetleaf is very accessable.
Also sweetleaf brand had many flavors…chocolate,coconut,regular etc…. It is better to invest in a high quality product that works that a cheap ineffective one that will harm your body more than help. You can also soak and blend your own almond milk or hemp seed milk or any nut milk you like.
I do not recommend soy milk…only fermented soy in minute amounts has potential health benefits. So clever marketing makes soy milk look like a great alternative to milk.
Our health depends on it. You must decide for yourself. I do hope no mother gives her child soy milk. It is too experimential and the results of soy fed children is another topic to discuss. And I hope she does not use it especially during pregnancy.
Fermented soy is key of how to benefit from soy products. Even edamame is questionable to ingest but if you do treat yourself,only a few pods is recommended. It is not the health food it is advertised to be…hard to digest too. A few once in a while if you are an adamame fan and no digestive conflicts going on with you. Why bother to strain the almond mill out at all?
If you want the full benefits, soak-em, blend-em in water, and drink it raw-unfiltered. For those of you who think store bought almond milk is a healthy choice, just look at all the added ingredients. The rest of the added filler, is for taste and texture. This just leaves the question, how much of the real active ingredients are actually present? They do tell you how many calories are in it right on the front of the box.
I have used these for many years now as I am Lactose Intolerant. Flour water and yeast, a little salt and thats it. I agree that sprouted grains are good. What are your thoughts on sourdough? Hello Vani, thank you for your useful articles! I have no problem with fresh fruits which I always have handy and love to eat them whole! Then I went to your Bread analysis! In checking Michael Greger, M. However, what most worries me is….. Have you ever tried grinding nonGMO organic wheat?
They pay for themselves. And it only takes 15 mins to grind it up in an electric grinder. Nutrimill makes a wonderful grinder. Making homemade whole wheat bread is the best this way. We grind the wheat then follow a super easy bread machine recipe. Every Sunday you can do this for the weekly loaf. You will never go back to store-bought again. Thank you all so much, i am new to this again. Needed all of these reminders of how important eating healthy can be.
Sharing these great ideas mean so much to all of us. While this article gets a lot right, it omits quite a bit and gets a few things wrong and neglects to tell readers how to identify bread, and which ones are truly best to eat. Grains are the sources of many diseases and can even induce mental illness in a small number of people.
Hoffer not only found how to cure Schizophrenics without harmful drugs, he found out the cause of addiction and how to break it, including food addiction and wheat addiction. Foodbabe is likely a wheat addict and does not know why. If people want to learn how to eat properly , I suggest they read the greatest physician since Jesus Christ, Dr. Hoffer , 50 years ago advocated the perfect diet for a human as limited or no intake of Red meat, no sugar, no grains, wheat especially, and no dairy, no food coloring or processed food, no alcohol, no coffee and a diet with limited carbs, and based upon whole foods, and rich in vegetables with some fruits and nuts.
He reversed many diseases including alzheimers, arthritis, cancer, mental illness, by Orthomolecular Nutrition , Orthomolecular Medicine and Orthomolecular Psychiatry, the later two sciences he founded with Dr. Linus Pauling, double Nobel Prize winner. Foodbabe should get with it and read Hoffer, or remain hopefully lost on the science of nutrition and health.
Hoffer worked as a food engineer early in his career, so he knew how evil big ag could become and what food was all about. Wheat is sugar in disguised form. It will spike your blood sugar as high as white sugar and higher than even white bread. Wheat is not even food fit for pigs. Spelt is not gluten free, and this article should be corrected. I would stay away from all breads labeled Gluten Free. They most always contain way too much sugar, starch and oils. If you must eat bread, I suggest as a minimum you avoid wheat, and always eat bread made from a true sourdough process this bread will not contain bakers yeast on the ingredient list but only sourdough yeast.
Sourdough greatly increases the digestibility of the gluten and throws off a lot of acetic acid, which is proven to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Of all the common grains, only rye has demonstrated strong anticancer properties, a protein content similar to wheat, higher mineral content than wheat, and is lower in starch and fat and the grain has not been hybridized to contain an opiate and herbicide like wheat. Of the major grains rye is probably the best and is very powerful at healing when combined with a true sourdough process.
An ideal bread should only contain a true NON- GMO grain that is not wheat, that is superior such as rye or spelt, or an ancient grain, sea salt ,and a pure water source free from chlorine, etc, and a sourdough yeast.
I suggest readers follow the custom of the Roman legions, who conquered the world and ate mainly sourdough bread made from sea or rock salt salt and ancient grains and a sourdough yeast. Modern wheat strains from Canada and the USA contain a herbicide, that has been engineered into the seed stock by a process called mutagenesis.
They basically put a radioactive source next to some wheat seed and the herbicide and when the radiation conveys randomly the herbicide to the wheat seed genome, they can then say it is non-GMO from a legal point of view as the gene was not spliced in. I make our own bread at least once a week. We store it in the fridge because it will go moldy very fast. It would be helpful if you could pass along ideas for making more healthy home-cooked breads.
Buying bread at the store will not work for our family…besides, we are too far away to make it worth-while. I would be interested in learning to make sprouted wheat bread. At the present time, I make whole wheat bread—often with fresh ground spelt berries, when I can find it. There is a new gluten-free bread on the market that I recently tried and my whole family is addicted.
It is organic and non-GMO. The company, In Joy Baking Co. AND, the bread is egg free, xanthan gum free and yeast free, too. There is almost no rise time and I had freshly baked bread from mix to table in less than 45 minutes. Now our house smells wonderful when baking this bread and our friends who are not gluten free come over just to share this bread with us. I think their website is http: I am trying to do grain free which include no gluten free products.
Is there a grain free bread that is healthy to eat? Please email me back and let me know. Very hard to purchase bread that does not contain canola oil. When I do find a baker that does not have it in the bread, it is used to grease or oil the tins so the loaves fall out of the tin easily after baking. I used to bake my own bread long before bread machines were invented. I am planing to re-start my home bread baking again so that I have simple healthy well cooked loaves without the additives, chemicals and colours and whatever.
Bread is not hard to make from scratch and there is a lot of information online or in old cook books. How can you say Americans eat too much bread and that bread is bad for you.
Europeans eat bread all day every day. I live in Germany and you have bread at every meal. Bread is made daily with wholesome ingredients. Hi There, What does the food babe think about the wheat gluten added to the Ezekiel bread, one of the last ingredients but organic.
Any thoughts considering the hype about gluten? Sayer Ji has a major critique of Ezekiel bread. Whole grains, cereal fiber, sprouting and sourdough—those four forms of bread and wheat pretty much sum up the good news I came away with after researching my new book, Grain of Truth for over a year.
A new study finds that you live longer, with fewer diseases, eating whole fiber grains. I go into that in depth in my book, inspired by what I learned to now bake my own sourdoughs at home. You can bypass virtually all of the bad ingredients. Only 1 out of every people are allergic to gluten celiac disease. Gluten has been in bread for thousands of years.
If the 1 out of , bummer. Ancient grains also have a certain beauty in that they are not popular enough for the big corps to mess around with them. I guess that is likely to change as the corps will now see an exploitation they over looked. I make mostly sourdough my culture is approaching 10 years old , NY deli rye and a white bread for toast along with pizza dough.
My bread will last a month in the fridge if I keep it tightly wrapped. Just flour, yeast, water and salt mostly. I may add some potato water or flour. I will also add some whole wheat from time to time but I generally only add about 1 part whole wheat to 2 parts white unbleached bread flour. You also need some form of sugar to catapult the yeast into action, 1 tblsp. If can be white sugar, honey, molasses, etc. Thanks for the brand names! When I first started eating vegetarian food, in our area was a wonderful trading company market that had a café in the back.
Energy density explains how a study can show participants lose an average of 17 pounds within 21 days while eating a greater quantity of food.
What happens if you have people add fruit to their regular diet? Three apples or three pears a day as snacks between meals on top of whatever else they were eating. No, they lost a couple pounds. Maybe it was all that fiber? If you remember, we learned our gut bacteria can create anti-obesity compounds from fiber. Three apples, three pears, or three cookies with enough oats in them to have about the same amount of fiber as the fruit.
They think the weight-reducing secret of fruit is its low energy density, meaning you get a lot of food for just a few calories. So, it fills you up. Energy density is a relatively new concept that has been identified as an important factor in body weight control in both adults and in children and adolescents.
Energy density is defined as the amount of calories per unit weight of a food or beverage. Water, for example, provides a significant amount of weight without adding calories. Thus, foods high in water and fiber are generally lower in energy density. On the other hand, because dietary fat provides the greatest amount of calories per unit weight, foods high in fat are generally high in energy density.
The CDC offers some examples. High energy density foods are like bacon—lots of calories in a small package. A medium energy density food is like a bagel, and low density foods are typified by fruits and vegetables. In general, the lower the better, with two exceptions. Soda is so heavy that by energy density it looks less harmful than it is. And nuts have so much fat, they appear less healthy than they are. Otherwise, though, the science supports a relationship between energy density and body weight, such that consuming diets lower in energy density may be an effective strategy for weight control.
This is because people tend to eat a consistent weight of food. A small drop in energy density can lead to a small drop in weight, and the greater the decrease in energy density, the greater the weight loss.
Energy density can be reduced in a variety of ways, such as the addition of vegetables and fruits to recipes or by lowering the fat or sugar content. The first study to emphasize how fruits and vegetables could affect energy density and food intake was conducted more than 30 years ago.
Nearly half the calories, but they enjoyed the meals just as much. They lost an average of 17 pounds in just 21 days, resulting in better cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugars, and blood pressure.
But because plants tend to be so calorically dilute, one can stuff oneself without getting the same kind of weight gain. And the energy density of foods is of interest for weight management not only because it allows people to eat satisfying portions while limiting calories, but also because reductions in energy density are associated with improved diet quality.
For example, lower energy dense diets are associated with lower risk of pancreatic cancer. Lower energy dense diets tend to be of healthier foods; so, we get the best of both worlds. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.
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