We’re a bakery – we love bread!
The smell, the texture and the taste, the feel when we’re working with it. Speaking to our customers every day at markets and deliveries, clearly we’re not alone – we see how people’s eyes light up when they talk about our bread, quite often we hear stories going back to the 40s and 50s and everything since. It’s part of our culture, our history.
So, we must be honest, we’re a little upset by the ‘bashing’ bread has had in recent years. There has been an onslaught of negativity to the point where it sounds more like a poison than a delicious food to enjoy that has been part of our national (and global) history for thousands of years. Obviously, if you are diagnosed Coeliac you need to stay away from gluten and that is a serious and potentially debilitating disease – but it affects 1 in 100 people, what about the other 99?
Sensible bread eating
Perhaps the problem with bread is that it is just too tempting! There is a tendency to overeat which is not to be advised no matter what the food is. If eaten in moderation it is a good nutritional part of your diet, it contains slow release carbohydrates that will keep you feeling satisfied for long periods of time.
The advice is to eat up to 6 portions of a variety of grains each day. Variety is the key, so we would say a couple of slices a day is sensible along with other grains throughout the day, such as rice, oats and quinoa. And if you eat more than that one day, it’s not a biggy! Just eat a bit less the following day.
We would also advise that you buy from a small local bakery that uses fewer additives and more traditional processes, like us!
The super healthy loaves
If you read my blog on the different flour we use you will see that whole grain is best for providing micro-nutrients. Also, if you have gut issues, sourdough is a good choice. From our range you may want to stick to these loaves if you want even more health benefits:
Dark Rye Sourdough