I love white french style baguettes and eat them daily
I have tried brown breads of various types and always drift back to the "whiter" breads of tescos bakery
I have heard some brown breads are basically white bread "dyed" to make it look darker and have no health benefits at all
also rolls covered in various seeds are delicious
is white bread and rolls really so bad ?
which types of brown bread are best?
I have tried that really heavy dark german bread they sell in lidl and aldi and i didnt like it so went back to my normal bread agfter a few weeks
White bread is pure sh*te. Baguettes are shockin' (they have a very high GI value, resulting in a big spike in insulin levels).
To answer your question: I eat brennans wholegrain (mostly) or McCambridges (sometimes) but I wouldn't each much bread at all.
i eat brown pittas from aldi...for the simple reason ya can slice em open fit a chicken and and some fish in there and hey presto home made protien bar
Thunders in Phibsboro and drumcondra do a great Lo-Gi brown bread, cant stop eating it
I don't eat much bread anymore but usually have some in the freezer if I decide I want toast or literally have nothing to make a dinner out of.
To be honest I think most supermarket bread is muck - check out the amount of salt and e numbers in the ingredients. I'll usually buy a granary or wholemeal loaf from a local bakery and get them to slice it. Its much nicer than supermarket bread and cheaper too. If you don't have a neighbourhood bakery you could try the 'la brea' range from some Tesco's - its pricey but delicious and isn't full of additives.
Oh yeah, I'll usually have some pitta bread in the freezer too - just because its so handy.
I have a liking for bread also (for my peanut butter sandwhiches more then anything else) and usually get the Lifeforce Hi Fibre bread. I was just wondering is this muck and if so what other supermarket brands are good alternatives
You are right!!
You get good bread in health shops.
Appaling junk! Mostly reheated stale bread if the truth be known.
Leave it in the kitchen for a few hours then use it as truncheon for any burglars or the like that come into the house.
As Khannie says - McCambridges or Brennans is fine. But wholemeal only. Stay away from the 'wholegrain' - it's another of these 'Irish misnomers'. A bit like a successful Irish bank.
Homemade brown bread please. I eat multi-seed brown rolls (opinons on that guys?) aswell. For toast etc, brennans brown is your only man
I have, upon the advice of those on this forum, given up bread altogether. It has helped me to give up butter and has helped me to stop eating to much. It also stops me feeling bloated, I actually didn't know I was bloated until I stopped eating bread, I suppose I just took it for granted. Not eating bread/sandwiches has forced me to eat more fresh foods. I have increased my vedge intake. Porrige in the morning and my fruit vedge during the day is the only carb intake now. I'm surprised at how long I stay full with just vedge and fish. I have given up red meat as well. I just stick to fish and chicken now but fish mostly.
I think some bakeries will grow the yeast using wheatflour, therefore it gets listed on the packet, even though little is really in it.
I remember getting some tesco brown bread and it was not mixed correctly, it had big "marbley" bits of white & brown in it. But I think some other tesco brown is "real".
I gave up buying sliced pans this year, just sticking with ryvitas.
In some other post somebody mentioned pasta cooked al dente would have a lower GI what overcooked pasta. Same seems true of the milled wholemeal vs wholegrain. The grains taking longer to digest.
Just read the packs!
I'm going to go against the grain here a bit (did you see what I did there) and say the whole white/brown bread debate is really irrelevant for most people. The differences in blood sugar levels after eating white and brown are pretty small - especially if the person is eating other food with it.
OP: I think you should look at your overall intake of bread and carbs in general, before looking at whether it is wholegrain or not.
I stopped eating bread for a while also, but then I discovered ABC (Alternative Bread Company) Multigrain and Seed in Dunnes Stores..lovely and don't get that bloated feeling.
I know, I am always amazed by this. I was in Dunnes the other day and I wanted to buy some healthy bread. I was looking at all the "healthy option" type breads, you know, the ones that are packaged and marketed as healthy, and I was quite amazed at how ****ty the ingredients were!