Pro-Carb Diet

So, I know people love to talk about the evils of bread, starch, carbs, and gluten, but I’m here to defend bread. Not that over processed, preservative and sugar-filled crap from the grocery store, but real, whole grain, freshly made bread.

IMG_0590
rosemary loaf, currant rye loaf, rustic white pan loaf, and whole-wheat loaf

While I do acknowledge the existence of food allergies, such as allergy to gluten, I can’t help but wonder if gut problems would be so prominent if people switched out the over-processed Sarah Lee loaves for bread from a local bakery instead (or homemade, if possible). The quality of ingredients is typically far superior, as is the taste and texture, providing more satisfaction and a healthier product.

IMG_2773
whole-grain bread toasted with peanut butter

I am fortunate to live in a moderately-sized city where I have found a local bakery to suit my needs: fresh, well-made bread, using wholesome ingredients, such as organic wheat. I’ve become such a loyal customer that I am always greeted heartily and happily (either in English or in German), making it all the better an experience to stop by. In addition to their fantastic breads, they have the best pretzels I’ve ever tasted (except perhaps those at Hofbrauhaus in Munich).

IMG_0587

While taking these photos, I was offered several loaves of day-old bread, free of charge. I think this perfectly represents how bringing back the local bakery can strengthen your neighborhood relations, improve your health, and provide a more satisfying product. I hear the talk about local produce, which is great, but local is well-suited for bread as well 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s