IS BREAD A GOOD
SOURCE OF FIBER?
You must firstly be aware that most breads or bread products (croutons, bagels, dinner rolls, breakfast cereals, etc, etc) are made with white flour. This is true even if the label says things like “wheat flour” or “whole wheat“. In fact, not only are many of the darker breads — the breads which are supposed to be healthiest for you — chiefly full of “bleached white flour,” but the same thing is true of many of the breads that have numbers in their label (i.e. Twelve Grain Bread). The fact is, enriched white flour and wheat flour are essentially the same product (coloring flour to make it darker is a simple procedure). Where you start to see a difference is in bread labeled “100% Whole Grain“. But is Whole Grain Bread going to be good for everyone — particularly in this day and age where people are so worried about Gluten Sensitivity?
The truth is, not everyone needs to be worried about Gluten. But unfortunately, many people do — even if your doctor (or pastor) is not on board (HERE). What makes this problem so spurious is that not only are the symptoms of Gluten Intolerance mostly neurological (HERE), but the fact that these neurological problems can lie dormant until later in life, when they spring to life and attack with a vengeance. For those of you who are interested in learning why Gluten is such a significant problem today, when it was considered the “staff of life” just a few short decades ago, READ THIS. But back to the question at hand. For a person who is thinking about doing a PALEO DIET or something similar, how do they get their fiber without eating bread?
As I just showed you, most breads are not good sources of fiber. What is a good source of fiber? How about fruits and vegetables — particularly raw fruits and vegetables.Plainly stated, there’s nothing better. Or you could do a drink similar to what I do. I grind up some organic Flax Seeds in a coffee grinder each morning and stir it into a tall glass of GREENS that I have squeezed a lemon or lime into. Simple, effective, and heart-healthy as well.