So many of life’s culinary pleasures involve bread, and yet so often the effects of refined flours (like unstable blood sugar, inflammatory reactions and the like) cancel out its inherent fun factor. It need not be so, however – especially when you choose high-quality breads made from sprouted whole grains instead of refined flours, like the tasty treasures from Alvarado Street Bakery. Sprouting breaks down grains without refining or removing any of the fiber or protein, which improves both nutrient content and digestibility. It also keeps the glycemic index nice and low. This Diabetic Lifestyles Bread (nicely textured organic wheat loaves sweetened with organic dates) is suitable for anyone looking to upgrade her grains and better manage her blood sugar. We also like the California Style Complete Protein Bread, which makes great toast and sandwiches. A final bonus: Alvarado Street Bakery is the country’s longest-running cooperatively owned organic bakery.
About $2.29 a loaf at your local natural grocery, you can also order (they’ll overnight it fresh) from www.alvaradostreetbakery.com.