Oh bread! What a debacle bread can cause. We hmmm and haaa over bread and wonder "is it good", "is it bad", "is it clean"?!?
Let's see if I can help you out with this...
I think the most important thing about bread consumption has more to do with whether or not you can digest it. A lot of people react to the ingredients in bread whether it be gluten, dairy, eggs, etc. You may feel things like bloating, gas, cramps, pain, etc.
If you don't react to bread, then here are a couple of Clean bread options:
1. Ezekiel Bread - I absolutely love this bread & have been touting its good properties for years. Tons of sprouted grains & not 1 ounce of crap! Don't forget to keep it in fridge.
2. Rye - Being Dutch I have to admit I thoroughly enjoy a dense rye bread with a slice of cheese. This isn't a treat I give into often, but when I do the bread has to be thick and full and tasty.
3. Bob's Red Mill 100% Whole Wheat Bread Mix - Fill your kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked bread. You can make this yourself in just a few minutes and feel good about the bread in your home.
4. My Homemade Bread - You can also try this recipe from the original Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook.
You'll notice white bread, fortified bread, and whole-wheat bread didn't make the list. This is because a lot of these breads contain absolutely nothing of benefit for you. Just check out the "bad" ingredients on these loaves - often sugar in many different forms and preservatives. Don't be fooled by "whole grain" or "enriched" - these are usually scam terms on the label. Be sure the first ingredient is 100% whole wheat (germ included is even better), stone ground and/or sprouted.
Take a few minutes to review the bread in your cupboard to see if it contains any of the "bad" ingredients, get it off your shelf and try out a new variety.
Don't forget - 1 piece of bread is enough to suffice for a "whole grain from complex carbohydrates" serving.
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