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    Is white bread better than whole grain?

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    I'm not planning on eating any of the 2 but I was just wondering, because isn't white bread basically grains with the toxins stripped off?

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    Well, it's bleached, stripped of minerals, and then "fortified" with all the stuff that got stripped out. "Enriched, Bleached White Flour" is pretty bad stuff.

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    yup those who eat white bread are often healthier than the health nuts who eat wholegrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    yup those who eat white bread are often healthier than the health nuts who eat wholegrain

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    but then some health nuts eat sprouted grain? which is a lot better than the other two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    but then some health nuts eat sprouted grain? which is a lot better than the other two?
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    I'd guess it goes: none > sprouted > white > whole. But I always thought sprouted grains had a nasty texture, like eating food intended for a different species. I thought that long before I was ever primal.
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    I've not bothered trying sprouted grains, to be honest.
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    I'd throw fermented in there as better than sprouted and worse than none, but both are just too much work for what? Nothing really gained from adding it back in.

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    I agree, too much work. Traditional methods for making white bread left the dough to ferment.
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    The people in these photographs moved from their traditional diets to diets containing milled flour, jam and white sugar. You decide if the result was healthy enough to even ask whether white bread is better than whole grain.

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