Best and worst breads on the market

Food babe is my number one go to site for learning about ingredients that are not safe for your body.  Recently she did an article about the healthiest breads and worst breads you can buy.  She also has been on CNN talking about Subway and how they put azodicarbonamide (same ingredient in yoga mats and shoe rubber) in all their bread!  In fact, a lot of breads have this nasty ingredient!  I think I will pass on the yoga mat sandwich for now!  Disgusting! 

Before I dive into the healthiest and worst breads I wanted to first talk a little bit about bread. Gluten free food is super popular right now and unless you have a gluten sensitivity you really don't need to avoid gluten.  I think the reason why so many people are buying gluten free foods is because as a society in general we eat way too much wheat.  Bread for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  This can be hard on your body over time because grains are hard to digest and your pancreatic enzymes can become overworked.  In general there are too many  chemicals added to breads these days.  Flour can be treated with 60 different chemicals approved by the FDA, including chemical bleach!

Bread ingredients to stay away from
  • dough conditioners
    • azodicarbonamide
    • DATEM
    • monoglycerides
    • diglycerides
    • sodium stearoyl lactylate
    • soybean oil/corn oil
  • presrvatves
  • GMOs
  • added sugar
    • sucralose
  • artificial flavors and coloring

Sara Lee
 Pepperidge Farm

Martins Potato Rolls
 Arnold LIght Bread



 Healthiest Breads On The Market

 my favorite breads!

I love to buy alpine valley organic whole grain bread.  Want to know a little secret?  If you go to the alpine valley factory in Mesa on country club and southern you can buy a loaf of bread for $1 each!  I like to stock up and put them in my freezer.

seriously the best thing since alpine valley organic multi grain ...

Organic Whole Grain Wheat Flour, Organic Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup, Organic Honey, Organic Oats, Organic Oat Bran, Organic Cultured Wheat Flour, Organic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Yeast, Wheat Enzymes.

Another favorite of mine is ezekiel bread!  I love their cinammon raisin bread, english muffins, and their 7 grains bread.

 healthy bread list:

Sprouted Grain Breads
  • Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread – Food for Life (all varieties – 7 grains, sesame, genesis, flax, cinnamon raisin, tortillas, muffins)
  • Sunseed Bread – Manna
  • Banana Walnut Hemp Bread – Manna
  • Sprouted Multi-Grain Bread – Rudi’s (contains added sugar)
  • Sprouted Wheat Bread – Dave’s Killer Bread (contains added sugar)
  • Sprouted Wheat Multi-Grain Bread – Alvarado St. Bakery (contains added sugar)
Gluten-Free Breads
  • Buckwheat Bread – Happy Camper’s (contains added sugar)
  • Gluten-Free Rice Almond Bread – Food for Life (contains added sugar)
  • Gluten-Free Exotic Black Rice Bread – Food for Life (contains added sugar)
  • Gluten-Free Super Chia Bread – Nature’s Path (contains added sugar)
  • Good Morning Millet Toaster Cakes – Ancient Grains Bakery (contains added sugar)
  • Gluten-Free Deli Rye Style Bread – Canyon Bakehouse (contains added sugar)
Ancient Grain Breads
  • Gluten-Free Ancient Grains Bread – Manna (contains added sugar)
  • Spelt Ancient Grain Bread – Rudi’s (contains added sugar)
  • Good Seed Spelt Bread – Dave’s Killer Bread (contains added sugar)
you can read the full article on bread here.