Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I read an article today on Yahoo about foods to avoid (non-organic strawberries, swordfish, etc.) and it suggested, as I've seen lots of articles recently suggesting, that you eliminate bread due to multiple health issues linked (celiac, asthma, belly fat, IBS, inability to take a photogenic profile pic).
Other things in the article I didn't agree with (sprouts are bad because they are linked to food poisoning, and the solution was to substitute shredded carrots or cabbage...why not grow your own? How is that not a viable alternative to food-borne illness due to industrial farming??)...anyway, my point is, I'm not sure the article had any scientific merit or was a fluff piece paid by the word.
Anyway, I'm going to try no bread, I think. Just for the heck of it. I don't need it. I'm not a "bread person". It might force me to substitute more whole grains, like quinoa, barley, rice, wheat berries. We will see.
Thoughts? Is bread the new red-headed step child of dieting? Did eggs pay off the Fitness magazines to get the heat off of them? Is milk next?