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#1 kaleidoscope

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:34 PM

what kind of breads does everyone here eat, if any? i've been eating spelt bread on and off for a couple of years. what else is available in health food stores or wherever? i've heard that grains like quinoa and amaranth are good alternatives, but are these available as breads?

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE(kaleidoscope @ Apr 18 2005, 03:34 PM)
what kind of breads does everyone here eat, if any? i've been eating spelt bread on and off for a couple of years. what else is available in health food stores or wherever? i've heard that grains like quinoa and amaranth are good alternatives, but are these available as breads?

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Hi. We eat the Food For Life breads. Here's a link

http://www.mannaharv...s_id/1993170082

in particular, the sesame, original and cinnamon raisin.. Just read ingredients.
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:39 PM

Hey,

I personally have never tried amaranth or quinoa breads however you can get breads made of the following ingredients:

Seed Flours - Hemp, Flax, etc

Nut Flours - Almond, Pecan, etc

Bean & Lentil Flours

Gluten-Free Grain Flours - Millet, Buckwheat, Rice, Corn, Teff (Oats if not contaminated)

Grain-like Flours - Amaranth & Quinoa

Potato Flour/Starch

Rice Flour/Starch

Corn Flour/Starch/Meal

Arrowroot Flour

Tapioca Flour (what is this anyway?)



Of the Gluten Free Varieties, I've found that the best tasting ones are those that you make yourself or from are mix are best as they are fresh & hot. Depending on the type of flour used, when reheating the breads you'll have to add a few drops of water to bring back that moist softness (rice flours). If you don't care about Dairy and/or Trans Fats the two companies I would recommend are:

http://www.kinnikinnick.com (they do have some dairy free versions)
http://www.charlottesbakery.com/ (they have trans fat free breads)

Otherwise here's a list on page 1 of this thread (needs updating) with Brands, Resturants, & Bakeries some local & others that can deliver: http://www.acne.org/...opic=30135&st=0

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P.S. Spelt & Kamut are low gluten breads for those that were hoping to go 100% Gluten Free, these would not be acceptable (unless maybe sprouted).
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 08:49 PM

what exactly are contaminated OATS ?

how do you know if yours haven't been contaiminated?



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Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE(eric_in_va @ Apr 23 2005, 09:49 PM)
what exactly are contaminated OATS ? 

how do you know if yours haven't been contaiminated?

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He probably means contaminated by wheat. Most researchers believe that oats are ok for those sensitive to wheat, however most oats are grown in proximity to wheat and processed in the same plants, so they will almost always have some wheat in them.
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(eric_in_va @ Apr 23 2005, 10:49 PM)
what exactly are contaminated OATS ? 

how do you know if yours haven't been contaiminated?
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 05:03 PM

I eat whole wheat.


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Posted 25 April 2005 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE(Revolution @ Apr 25 2005, 07:03 PM)
I eat whole wheat.
It's the greatest of all greatness.

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whole wheat is certainly better than regular white bread... but many people --including me -- are sensitive to wheat and are better off avoiding it altogether.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:34 PM

what is it about wheat that makes it so bad for us?
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE(kaleidoscope @ Apr 25 2005, 05:10 PM)
whole wheat is certainly better than regular white bread... but many people --including me -- are sensitive to wheat and are better off avoiding it altogether.

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I see. Well yeah any bread is better than white bread, the GI content is no good in white bread, or white flower period.

I was just kidding when I said greatest of all greatness, lol.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE(chicane @ Apr 25 2005, 06:34 PM)
what is it about wheat that makes it so bad for us?

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Completely nothing.


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Posted 25 April 2005 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE(Revolution @ Apr 25 2005, 09:53 PM)
I see. Well yeah any bread is better than white bread, the GI content is no good in white bread, or white flower period.

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It's not any better in whole-wheat bread. They BOTH have high GI's.

When it comes to glycemic indexes, people need to get off this "natural" kick. Whether or not a given food product is natural or refined doesn't necessarily have any impact on its GI. What matters is the amount of accompanying fat, protein, soluble fiber, etc. When it comes to GI, whole wheat bread is no better than white bread.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 09:25 PM

as well, a lot of people state here they avoid high gi foods in order to avoid fast rises in blood sugar as well as insulin. however GI is not neccesarily coorelated with II/insulin index, theres a good deal of low GI foods that have high II's

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE(bryan @ Apr 25 2005, 07:17 PM)
It's not any better in whole-wheat bread.  They BOTH have high GI's.

When it comes to glycemic indexes, people need to get off this "natural" kick.  Whether or not a given food product is natural or refined doesn't necessarily have any impact on its GI.  What matters is the amount of accompanying fat, protein, soluble fiber, etc.  When it comes to GI, whole wheat bread is no better than white bread.

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It's still healthier though.