Today I went out with a friend and helped her grocery shop. All I have to say is SUGAR! We were looking at labels together and I was helping her de-code them as we walked up and down the isles. The deeper we delved into the store, the more I felt like a light bulb was going off in her head. She started getting what she NEEDED to look for, and the things she needed to STAY AWAY from! We stood in the bread aisle and read label after label. Bread in particular, seems like it would be such a simple food. When my mind thinks of bread, water and flour and yeast pop into my head. I’ve never actually ever made a loaf of bread, so in my naivety those 3 ingredients sound like they’d complete the task for me! Poof--combine ingredients and you’ve got a loaf of bread! As we were looking at the packaged breads, I kept thinking…there just HAS to be something better!
One of the things that I found a couple years ago was organic sprouted bread. It is made entirely from sprouted grains, lentils and beans. It has no added sugar of any kind, and what is even better is when I read the ingredients, I actually can pronounce them. This particular kind of bread also contains 18 of the 20+ amino acids found in nature. Eight of these 20+ amino acids must be obtained through diet.
DISCLAIMER: I get a bit technical so, fast forward to the end if you wish!
An essential amino acid or indispensable amino acid is an amino acid cannot be synthesized naturally by an organism and therefore must be supplied in the diet.
What that means to me is that in order for my body to obtain amino acids, I have to EAT healthy foods that contain them. A balanced healthy diet provides that for me. Now, if I provide my body with them, what are they providing for me in return? Simply put, amino acids are considered the building blocks of protein. Amino acids aid in metabolism and organ function, as well as how your body reacts to injury, sickness, pregnancy, and disease. Now, being a girl, this is a pretty high priority: amino acids help me to have healthy hair and skin!
Well, thanks for listening about amino acids for a moment. I went on a bit of a rabbit trail there for a moment, but I want to take you right back to the bread aisle again. As my friend and I were trying to find a loaf of bread, I told her how I stumbled across sprouted grain and seed bread and now that is the only kind of bread I buy, and I LOVE IT! It is naturally full of fiber, protein and has a nutty flavor! If you decide to venture out and try it for yourselves, you can find it in the frozen section of your grocery store. There are no preservatives in it, hence, it has very little shelf life, so you have to freeze it! I pull out a piece for either snacking or for lunch, and toast it! My recommendation is toasting….DEEELICIOUS!
This bread is so great for you and since I love to talk about trying new things, I want to introduce my friend to you and it’s name is sprouted bread!