Bread in bible times was considered the mainstay of the human diet. How has that concept changed over the years? Allergies, dieting, gluten intolerance, among other things, has changed the way we think about bread.
God commanded Ezekiel to use “wheat and barley, and beans and lentils, and millet and spelt” to make bread for the people to eat. I basically believe bread is good for you, made from grains in their natural form. Not so healthy when bleached, de-germed, etc.
That said, there are so many other factors that affects the goodness of bread, grains and other foods making it unhealthy. With all of the chemicals and other additives that are used to grow, bleach, preserve, texturize, and so on, it’s a wonder it is even edible at all. That’s why I try to use organic when possible. But even then, there’s no guarantee it is totally as healthy as grains just a few decades ago, and certainly not as healthy as in ancient times. But we each have to decide what is best for us and our families. Some people never give it a second thought, and some have cut bread and related things from their diets (for these and other reasons).
I have to admit I love breads, desserts, sweets and such probably more than I should. I do try to limit them. But it is always a treat to have these using very basic, plain, simple ingredients that are still very tasty…whether store-bought or homemade I try to do this. And they are far better than ones with ingredients you can’t even pronounce. Just check the labels! Find the ones with simple ingredients.
I was reading an old Home Economics book recently, and happened to noticed a term I don’t recall ever hearing. It stated that we need “Acid and Salt”…Better to illustrate than misquote, so look at the photo below.
Recipes coming soon. . .