Boo: Scary White Bread

31 Oct
by Deanne

Boo!Phot of scary white bread sandwich

I made this blurry ghost of sandwich out of sourdough bread from our new local baker to wish you a Happy Halloween.  I also wanted to tell you about resistant starch.  That is starch that acts more like fiber when metabolized.

You have probably heard that eating white bread is not a good idea because it spikes our blood sugar level worse than if we were eating Halloween candy. If a person is diabetic or pre-diabetic this is a true concern. 

Well it turns out that there has been research that tells us that sourdough bread does not raise a person’s glucose levels as much as breads made without the benefit of sourdough. However, extracted enzymes digest both types of bread equally as fast.

Bottom line: Sourdough is a traditional method that has been used since we first started to make bread.  There is more to metabolism than what begin to know. Scientists do find shortcuts to producing food but in the end, it causes trouble for us because they don’t understand the synergy of our complex metabolic process.

Check out the scientific study on resistant starches here.

Or here, If you’d like to read or listen to something less scientific.


2 Responses to “Boo: Scary White Bread”

  1. Mary Jane October 31, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Boo to you too! Hope you had a great day!

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