If you have a gut – it is trendy to be referring to it not as a gut, but rather as a “Wheat Belly”.
The Wheat Belly craze – based on the eponymous diet book – claims (erroneously) that wheat-containing and processed foods made with wheat act like opiate drugs, promoting addictive behaviors and leading ultimately to all of the ills associated there within.
While it’s certainly true that excessive amounts of refined and processed foods – including grain foods – can contribute to unwanted weight gain, the Wheat Belly diet actually advocates for a reduction in or elimination of other healthy foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes.
As any savvy consumer knows, a fad diet that either demonizes or glorifies a food or food group is not one that is ultimately going to result in sustained weight loss or promote optimally healthy food patterning.
So, for the more evolved consumer who understands that whole grains are a part of a healthy lifestyle, what is your best bet when it comes to bread? This dietitian says – hands down – it’s Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread.
Short of baking your own 100% whole wheat bread – Ezekiel is as about as close as you can get to pan perfection!
What sets this bread so far above the bar is its incredibly clean ingredient list, especially when it comes to sugar and salt. The bread has not only no high fructose corn syrup, but no added sugars at all. And there is just enough salt (which effects dough texture and enhances taste) to make it taste like bread. (If you have ever had salt-free bread, which is not bread at all, you know what I mean!)
With 80 calories per slice, 3 grams of dietary fiber and just 75 mg sodium, this is an excellent option for those looking to incorporate whole grains without the added sugars and salt usually found in conventional bread aisle bread options.
Not all grocery stores carry Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 products. Here are some links for products you may want to try:
Try Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted whole grain low sodium, flourless bread which is healthier alternative to white bread. Every ingredient in the bread is organic. The bread is kosher, organic, and whole grain. Each serving has 3 grams of fiber and 0 mg of sodium.
The sprouted grain tortillas from Food for Life are gluten free, yeast free, and high fiber. The tortillas are delivered frozen in a Styrofoam box.
You can also find sprouted grain pasta and cereal by Food for Life:
You will receive 6 boxes of 16-ounce each for a total of 96 ounces of sprouted grain pasta. The pasta is all natural, kosher certified, organic, vegan, dairy free, and yeast free. This is a low glycemic and diabetic friendly.
This sprouted grain crunchy cereal is all natural, has not preservatives, and is 100% flourless. The cereal is made with certified organic grains that are certified kosher and parve as well as being certified organic by QAI. Each serving has 6 grams of dietary fiber.
You will get six 16-ounce boxes for a total of 96-ounces of Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted whole grain cereal. There are no conditioners, additives, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. It is all natural, kosher certified, organic, vegan, dairy free, yeast free, and flourless.
You will get one 16-ounce box of Ezekiel 4:9 Golden Flax cereal. Each serving has 6 grams of dietary fiber, 8 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of sugar. There are no refined sugars, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or preservatives.