What is the Best Bread?

Visitor Question:

What is a great bread and pasta to eat, please? I've been going sugar free for 5 days now and dying to bread, but not the white kind. I heard whole wheat isn't great either.

Lifetime Fat Loss Answers:

Congratulations! Sugar is an addiction, truly, so I think it's wonderful that you are just going for it "cold turkey." The cravings will go away as you eat only low glycemic...and sooner than you think.

The best breads are the least processed ones made from whole grains. There are two reliable really low glycemic brands, Food for Life which makes the Ezekiel breads you will find in the refrigerator at your grocery store. Alvarado Street Bakery also makes sprouted grain breads, complete protein, sprouted wheat, sprouted multigrain, flaxseed, sprouted rye seed and sprouted whole wheat. All of these are great! If you cannot find sprouted grain breads then go with the least processed you can find, in other words it has only whole grains and no strange additives that you cannot decipher. If you don't recognize it as a food, it's not!

Pasta is low glycemic but the best one is Barilla Plus that comes in a yellow box and can be found in most grocery stores. It has the most protein. Another great brand is Ancient Quinoa Harvest which makes a quinoa pasta which is blended with organic corn flour. Quinoa has a lot of protein and it's a low glycemic grain and makes a very flavorful pasta.

You need to be careful with your servings because even though these are low glycemic and will not raise your blood sugar, they are carbohydrate dense so watch your portions. Click here to read about portion sizes. You just don't want to go crazy eating too many breads and too much pasta!

Now that you have given up sugar what you CAN go crazy eating is vegetables and fruits! Eat your fresh fruits whole but the vegetables you can juice to really amp up your metabolism. Don't forget raw nuts for snacks which will give you the plant fats you will need.

If you want something sweet (besides fruit) the most ideal sugar substitute is coconut palm sugar. I am writing a page on it right now. It is very low glycemic (35) and super nutritious and it tastes a little like brown sugar only better. If you want something to taste just a little sweeter this is the best sweetener! It's great in cooking and baking.

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