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Buy Healthy Bread for Good Meals

By Tom Herrin

Lots of people have had concerns about bread and the role it plays in health.  For many years, much of civilization relied heavily upon bread to supply a major component of their diet.  It was one of the first foods that many cultures prepared as part of their meals.  It was probably healthy, for the most part.  As it became a manufactured product that was sold in markets, the quality was compromised.  It was made from highly refined flour that was missing nutrients.  As a result, an increased incidence of colon cancer appeared.  Bread has come a long way since then.

Whole Wheat Bread

As a means of coming back to basics, whole wheat bread began to be sold.  It has a better supply of nutrients than white bread but may still be short.  It can be a good choice as it is high in fiber.  There are many different brands.  If we read the labels, we can easily find one that fits our needs.  The fiber is generally more filling than white bread, so we may not get hungry as soon.  It is a pretty popular choice in many restaurants as well.

Gluten-Free Bread

It seems that many individuals are convinced they have problems with gluten tolerance.  For some, it is real.  It also seems that many may diagnose themselves.  While it may be a legitimate issue for some, it may be best to do some careful planning before embracing all gluten-free products.  Many of the breads that advertise this can be missing some critical nutrients with very little protein.  Read the labels carefully and think about it before going full speed ahead into these products.

Sourdough Bread

Most of us have tried some kind of sourdough bread.  The flavor is pretty unique.  Many sandwiches come with this.  I enjoy it.  While it requires a pretty extensive process to make the bread, it can contain some really healthy things that may aid in digestion.  This can help us to break down the ingredients and better utilize the nutrients.  You can have some great bread with your meals if you will just be a diligent consumer.  We simply need to know what we are wanting to add to our diets and  make a point of identifying just what is in the food we purchase.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Myers, Fla.

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