Monday

Healthier high fiber & protein breads

I know most of us tend to like really quick and simple tips to eat healthier or exercise more effectively. Stuff that you can take action on immediately, and by using more and more tips over time, can really improve your body and health.

So I'm going to try to start mixing in some short newsletters that are just quicker little tips here and there... quicker than normal length newsletters. I think you'll enjoy them!

For today, I just wanted to let you know about some of the great breads that I use that are much healthier than your normal breads (even the so-called whole wheat breads).

First of all, I believe it's best to limit breads and grains in our diets as much as possible.

Grains in high quantities are fairly new to the human diet (in the last 5,000 years or so)... compared to the historical diet of humans, which was mostly hunter/gatherer based for much longer periods of time (meats, fruits, vegetables, berries, nuts, seeds). Therefore, our genes are still programmed for mostly a hunter/gatherer type diet, even though the modern diet that most people eat (high in grains and sugar) is drastically different.

With that said, most of us still like our breads and don't want to give them up altogether. So, I choose breads that are super high fiber and also higher in protein. I also try to choose sprouted grain breads as much as possible (the sprouting of the grains helps to reduce the anti-nutrients in normal bread such as phytates).

One of the breads that I choose most often is Ezekial Sprouted Grain bread, which is becoming more available, not just in health food stores anymore.

My other favorite healthier bread is from a brand called French Meadow Bakery. I realize this one may be hard to find at anything other than a Whole Foods or other health food store, but here's some of what it contains in case you find something similar:

per slice: 7 gms protein, 9 gms total carbs, 4 gms fiber (wow, almost 50% fiber to total carbs ratio), 2.5 gms healthy fats.

Compare that to normal bread (even whole wheat bread), which has a lot less protein and fiber, and a lot more processed starch.

some of the healthy ingredients: various mixed sprouted grains, sesame seeds, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, kamut, spelt, oat fiber, etc.

I like these breads best with some almond butter and topped with fresh berries for an extremely healthy snack mid-day.

If you liked these ideas today, please feel free to email this link to your friends, family, or co-workers.

My favorite nutrition program:

http://the-non-diet.com

Have a great day! I'll be back soon with more Lean-Body Tips.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - TruthAboutAbs.com & http://BusyManFitness.com
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