The other day I was talking with a friend about my plan to cut wheat out completely from my diet. I came to this decision after reading many articles about Dr. William Davis’s book, “Wheat Belly”. The message I got was that wheat is evil and that we’ve been fooled this whole time thinking that whole grains are healthy.
Some of it is a bit confusing to me, but it seems that wheat is not what it used to be many years ago. Long story short, I tried cutting out wheat completely and lasted all of two days until I realized I was being ridiculous, and that the right kind of wheat is in fact good for you.
Then I thought back to a strange bread I had tried months earlier: ezekiel bread. I had read about it somewhere on the internet, on one those healthy eating blogs. I had tried it once but opted not to buy it again because it was a little pricier than I liked, but now I was ready to give it another chance.
So next time I went grocery shopping, I picked up a loaf…from the freezer aisle! That’s right, this mystical bread is kept in the freezer. But once I bring it home I stick it in the fridge.
Like with all new food I get, I scanned the ingredients list. Here’s what ezekiel is made of:
“Ingredients: Organic sprouted wheat, filtered water, organic sprouted barley, organic sprouted millet, organic malted barley, organic sprouted lentils, organic sprouted soybeans, organic sprouted spelt, fresh yeast, organic wheat gluten, sea salt.”
Unlike the whole grain bread I had been buying in the past, I can pronounce every one of the ingredients in ezekiel, and I know what they are. That is important to me.
As far as taste goes, it really is not much different than the whole grain bread I had been buying in the past. The texture is a little different though. My usual bread is soft, whereas Ezekiel has a little bit of a rougher texture. I actually like it better than my old bread!
Don’t let the fancy name “Ezekiel” fool you, it is just as versatile and sandwich-friendly as any old bread. Below you can see my lunch, which I made on Ezekiel bread, of course 😉
So, why am I willing to spend the extra dollar to buy Ezekiel when I could buy regular whole grain bread instead? Simply put, it’s simple! Ezekiel is flourless and has a very user friendly list of ingredients.
Now that i’ve switched over from regular bread, I can proudly say that I’m able to pronounce and identify every single food in my diet…and that matters!