Quick question: Are white lies really white? How do you differentiate them from other lies?
Do you remember those lies that our parents referred to as white lies when we where children?
Almost truths…. You tell everything but what will implicate you?
Just a small teaser for you let’s get back to what I promised to deal with in last week’s mail.
Thank you so much for all the compliments last week.
Sorry, I took you through so much scientific Jargon to explain about white bread.
We really went into details but I realize that, I left you hanging with little or no options.
So let’s start with that.
What options are available asides white bread and where can you get them?
Well, the options are wheat bread, whole grain, bread made from sprouted seeds and bread made from other grains.
The best alternative is however not wheat bread which may shock you, the best alternative is bread made from sprouted seeds
Did that shock you? Well you are not alone. I was equally shocked the first time I heard it and only accepted it a few months ago.
So why is bread from sprouted seeds the best?
Wheat comes from the wheat plant. The wheat plant contains a glue like substance which is responsible for the doughy feel we get from flour that has been kneaded.
Unfortunately, that’s not where it stops working. This glue like effect also occurs in the digestive tract and prevents proper breakdown of food.
Hence, we have individuals that are grouped as gluten sensitive. (They cannot digest gluten) These individuals are prone to various forms of digestive issues ranging from the mild indigestion to complex illnesses like colitis of various forms.
So, if you happen to have a friend, colleague, child or family member that seems to have frequent digestive issues, it may not be worms.
The best way to rule out reaction to gluten is to stop eating bread for a month. When you start eating bread again, observe your digestive system.
If nothing happens you are one of the escaped ones that do not have issues with gluten.
However, if you notice a major difference, you’ve just found the cure your system may have been craving for.
Now, we are going into a lecture but why are sprouted seeds a better alternative. Sprouting removes the gluten from seeds. The next question is: What is sprouting?
This is actually soaking seeds till they start growing. (you don’t let them grow fully. Once you see the seed pop open and some little seedling is coming out you stop, remove and use them.)
This helps to denature the compounds that make up gluten. Making gluten inactive. Bread made like this is much easier to digest.
If you must eat bread, eat wheat/whole grain bread but if you really want to eat good bread, eat bread made from sprouted seeds.
Back to our question on white lies. As children we called white lies almost truths.
Is it possible that all we have known about white bread where just white lies? Is it possible that all we knew about bread are really half-truths and white lies?
Hope I did not spoil breakfast have a lovely week
The Legal Doc.
Christmas is around the corner and for those of us who love food, it may be tough staying on a healthy diet.
Next week, we will look at how to enjoy those lovely Christmas dishes and still stay healthy.
It’s the end of the year and in the spirit of preparing for the holidays we get stressed especially ladies.
The next few weeks we will look at how to take really good care of ourselves at Christmas. Yes, it’s possible to have a stress-less holiday season.