Should You Switch to Sprouted Wheat Bread?
When you walk down the bread aisle at the grocery store, you are bombarded with seemingly endless bread choices. One of the options that have sprouted up is sprouted wheat bread. It is well known that whole wheat bread is healthier than white bread but what about wheat bread with sprouted grains? This is an important question to ask yourself if you are someone who is nutritionally self-aware and concerned about the food you consume on a week to week basis.
Sprouted Wheat – Living Grains
Sprouted wheat products are unlike any other run of the mill products you will find on the shelf. To understand why, we must begin with the question, “What are sprouted grain breads?” Grains such as barely, rice, corn, wheats, are developed, dormant seeds of cereal grasses. Just like any other seed, they can be germinated and brought to life. The sprouted grain process involves soaking the grains in water to kick start the germination process. This releases enzymes in the grains that break down proteins and carbohydrates, making them easier to digest and lowering the glycemic content.
Sprouted Wheat – Giving Grains
When you eat sprouted wheat bread, you are eating bread with grains that are coming to life, but before they have grown into being a plant. This living grain breaks down the starch surrounding it through the sprouting process and, as a result, the protein content, mineral content, and vitamin content of the grain are more quickly absorbed into your system. The sprouted grains and legumes in sprouted wheat bread have been known to give you increased iron, antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin B.
The breakdown of the grain’s starch during the sprouting process also makes the grain “less gassy” and easier to digest. Your body is doesn’t work nearly as hard. Many of Food For Life’s customers notice that sprouted wheat bread makes them feel much better as it doesn’t give them the bloated feeling they get from eating conventional wheat bread.
To help finalize your decision about sprouted wheat bread, you may wonder about the cost. Because of the laborious and highly controlled process of germinating the grains, sprouted wheat bread typically costs more; however, cost of a healthy meal that is also convenient trumps the cost of those medications people need when they end up with Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.
The best part about sprouted wheat products is that it doesn’t end with breads. You can enjoy the amazing benefits of sprouted wheat in many other Food For Life products such as:
- Sprouted Whole Grain Waffles
- Sprouted Whole Grain Pasta
- Sprouted Whole Grain Buns
- Sprouted Whole Grain Tortillas
- Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal
- Sprouted Whole Grain English Muffins
- Sprouted Whole Grain Pocket Breads
Find a location near you that sells Food for Life products and start enjoying the benefits of sprouted wheat today!