One of my former yoga students emailed me in response to my recent post about bread. She said:
I know that regular white bread is made with refined grains, which go through a process that strips out certain parts of the grain — along with some of the nutrients and fiber. But I really love the taste of the white breads and dislike the flavor of healthier, whole wheat options.
Food Babe seems to favor brands that eliminate wheat altogether, but aren’t there some white whole wheat breads that are healthy?
Mayo Clinic says, “If you prefer the taste and texture of white bread but want the natural nutritional benefits of whole wheat, choose white whole wheat bread. And be sure to read the label. Choose breads that say ‘100% whole grain’ or list ‘whole wheat’ as the first ingredient.”
Do you know any white whole wheat breads that don’t have pesticides, preservatives, sugar and other ills?
I thought that this was an excellent question and that, perhaps, many others feel the same way. Since I am not an expert on nutrition, I recommended she consult with someone at Whole Foods or at our local health food store. I also suggested she make her own bread and find a recipe with ingredients that suit her.
She responded that she tried Ezekiel 4:9 Sesame Bread from Trader Joe’s and actually liked it. I like it, too.
But I’m still not able to answer her question. Do any of you know of healthy white whole wheat breads to recommend? Or, what are your thoughts in general?
Yours in aging with class,