Avoid the dangerous “white stuff”

No matter how you feel about snow, you should definitely avoid the really dangerous “white stuff” this winter. And indeed, you should avoid it all year round. I’m talking about white bread.

Bread has been called the “staff of life” since the beginning of time. And people have prayed for their “daily bread” for centuries. But they were talking about a very different kind of bread. They did not have the bleached white flour “enriched” with toxic iron that you find just about everywhere these days.

No, they made bread very differently 10,000 years ago. And they continued to make it that way up until very recently. So, what did that bread look like?

Well, in the Old Testament, in the Book of Ezekiel, the prophet says, “Take unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel and make bread of it.”

So, as you can see, this traditional bread does not contain a lot of carbs. In fact, when these six grains sprout and combine, they form complete proteins similar to those found in eggs and milk. Furthermore, this bread contains all nine essential amino acids. And amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.

In addition to protein, this Biblical bread contains lots of vitamins, minerals, and natural fibers…with no added fats. In fact, these sprouted seeds of grains and beans have all the nutrients to support a growing plant.

And here’s more good news… sprouted wheat grain is not flour at all! So it doesn’t play games with your metabolism or blood sugar levels.

I know some people put sprouts on their sandwiches or salads to get some extra nutrition. But personally, I never thought this tasted very good.

Why not get the sprouts right in your daily bread?

A company called Food for Life makes a delicious, whole grain bread called Ezekiel 4:9. They make it using certified organic grains. And I’m a big fan. In fact, this is the only sliced bread we use in our house now. It’s convenient. So, you don’t have to bake your own bread. But it has all the nutritional benefits of traditional bread.

You’ll find the bread in the freezer section at the grocery store. They store it there because it doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it would go bad quickly sitting on the shelf with the other “enriched” breads. You should keep it frozen too.

Ezekiel bread is a great option if you have a chronic disease. It has very few carbs and zero sugars, but with the great taste and texture of bread. Even if you are just concerned about developing Type II diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, heart diseases, or certain cancers, you don’t have to give up the bread.

You just have to go back to the bread of our fathers. Our fathers did give us our daily bread. We just needed to pay attention.