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Bread Can Still Be on a Healthy Menu

By Tom Herrin

A lot of people have concerns about just what to include in their daily meal routine and what should be eliminated.  For many, fats are a big deal whether there should be more or less.  We are constantly in that carb struggle.  Low carbs may help us to lose weight, high carbs may be needed for energy storage.  Proteins may need adjustment according to our output.  Bread has been a topic of concern for many in the last few years.  At one time, many people seemed to feel that they could not have a good meal without it.  In recent times, bread has been given a bad rap.  Some of this is for good reason while some is unfounded.  Today there are some good types of bread available that may enhance what we are trying to do for our health. 

Whole Grain Bread Is a Good One

When bakeries began to make white bread on a large scale, consumers generally saw a drop in nutrients.  They also had less fiber.  It is believed that, as a result, the instances of colon cancer increased dramatically.  In turn, the government required manufacturers to increase the amount of vitamins by enriching their products.  For the more natural approach, we can buy whole grain breads.  This is a little in contrast to whole wheat bread as whole grain bread may have any of several grains.  This can offer a better supply of vitamins and other things.  They are great for those who are watching what they eat carefully.  Many have no sugar and very few calories.  They may be a good choice.

Many Like Sourdough Bread

All breads are not alike.  There are several different methods used in making them.  Sourdough bread requires much more time for the process of making it.  The flavor is unique as most people can attest.  Because of what takes place with all of this, the bread may be easier to digest.  It is often low in sugar and really high in protein.  We still need to be as informed as possible when purchasing it.  Reading those labels can help.

It Should Taste Good

Anytime we are going to add something to our diet, it should be something we enjoy eating.  We don't want food that is too bland or tastes like bad medicine.  Read labels and try some different kinds of bread.  We can stay away from any that does not support our health needs, and we can find some things that have some pretty good flavor.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bluffton, S.C.

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