Yes, bread is a carb. But repeat after us: Carbs aren\’t necessarily bad for you, according to many dietitians and nutrition experts. The right kind provides long-lasting energy throughout the day, as well as a slew of other health benefits. WebMD uses this comparison: \”Carbohydrates to your body are like fuel to a car. If there is no fuel, the car will not go very far. If there is high-quality fuel, the car will run more efficiently. \” The trick is to ditch the refined white bread, which causes blood sugar levels to quickly skyrocket and crash, in favor of 100 percent whole wheat bread, which contains healthy carbs that digest more slowly and fill you up. That whole wheat goodness will keep the pep in your step for hours after your meal. Nutritionists
want you to. Ya know, IБve never been popular. IБve never done the popular things or been Бin the know. Б ThatБs just not me. IБm not really concerned with that type of thing. I donБt hop on bandwagons and I donБt follow trends.
Instead, I tend to prefer the Бold schoolБ method of doing things. I like old stuff. It may be for that last reason that I find this new Бanti-breadБ age disturbing. б Why is everyone on a gluten-free diet? What did bread to do get such a bad rep? It smells delicious Б it tastes delicious Б and it just looks pretty. Let me take a second to say that I realize not everyone can eat bread. I have friends who are severely allergic to gluten, so they donБt eat bread. I also have friends and family members that have medical conditions that don t allow them to eat wheat. I think thatБs the smart and responsible thing for them to do Б they have a hard job and I give them GREAT respect. б I also have family members who are allergic to bees Бso they try to keep their distance. Does that mean everyone should be deathly afraid of bees? Heck no! If you donБt have an allergy, why not enjoy the lovely gift of bread that God gave us? NOTE: This is my view for my family.
IБm not telling you how to live or what to eat. IБm simply giving you the reasons why we eat bread and why we think the anti-bread age is downright silly. If you donБt want to eat bread, thatБs great. Can I have your piece? Here are 4 reasons we eat bread (they might also be 4 reasons why weБre not popular. Ha!! ) 1. Bread is very cost effective. In the big scheme of things, bread products are rather cheap to serve. TheyБre obviously less in cost than meat, dairy, or even vegetables. I can get a 25 pound bag of wheat berries for about $25. If youБre on a strict budget, bread fits in great. Since, I feel good about feeding my family whole grain. ItБs good Б itБs filling Б and we enjoy it. Even if you donБt grind wheat, a 5 pound bag of white wheat flour isnБt that expensive. 2. б We like it. This one is pretty obvious. However, there will be some who say Бjust because I like it doesnБt mean I should eat it! Б YouБre spot on.
Just because IБd like to eat a whole loaf of fresh with real butter doesnБt mean I should. First, IБll get sickБsecond, carbs in mass quantity arenБt good for you. But, I donБt think we should deprive ourselves of the things we like. Like bread? Eat it in moderationБjust like everything else. Like chocolate cake? Eat a piece once (maybe twice) a week Б itБs even better if you make it from scratch. 3. It makes a fast and delicious breakfast. If we had to cut out bread, IБm not sure what weБd eat for breakfast all week. Yes, there are eggs and meat and veggies and fruitБand gluten free oats. But really, I think one would get really tired of eggs or oatmeal all the time Б and our budget canБt take the hit of serving meat at every meal. б So, to make my budget work I make, or. Made with whole grain, theyБre very filling and last us until lunch (except when IБm pregnant and eat every 20 minutes) Б paired with some fruit, breakfast is done! 4.
I REALLY believe that God intended us to eat bread. There are several foods in the Bible that God mentions Б honey, milk, wine (ha, ha! ), meat, vegetables, etc. Bread is one of those foods. If bread were AWFUL for us and would kill us and be just the most terrible food we could eat, would Jesus have called himself the Bread of Life (John 6:35)? I donБt think so. He sure didnБt call himself The Sugar of Life or The Jelly Bellyб of Life. In my post about б I had a few people mention that the bread we eat today is not the same that Jesus ate Б so I canБt compare the two. And I know thatБs likely rightБbut IБd be VERY surprised if anything we eat in this age is the same as it was in JesusБ time. Does that mean we should just give up eating altogether? I sure hope notБbecause IБm hungry. So, thatБs why we eat bread, and grain, and gluten. And I just have to tell you, this entire post and all those pictures have given me a rumbly in my tumbly. IБm out.