Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Is bread healthy?
The reason I created this post was because so many people are irritated and bloated because of bread-like-products. I don't necessarily believe it is always the grain to blame. Rather, the agriculture of grain, the over-refining of grain and the processing of grain.
Preservatives and additives- WATCH OUT!
Hope to support your microbiome? Steer clear of preservatives, additives and weird processed words on ingredient labels! Look for traditional sourdough, sprouted flours and unbleached refined breads.
Did I just say refined?? Yes! Refined bread is easier digested because it won't contain the anti-nutrients that cause indigestion and mineral imbalance. Obviously let's not make this the main food in our diet, refined bread contains little nutrients other than carbohydrates. Fresh bread with olive oil, butter/ghee has been a staple to our diet over the course of history!
Where to find the healthiest bread in Hamilton..
Earth to Table Bread Bar (on Locke street and opening by Jackson Square) make bread fresh sourdough every day. Pretty good, they are known for their pizza doughs and fresh menu. Also carry baked goods with coffee.
Mustard seed co-op- they carry Dear Grain Bakery (drool) amongst other brands.
193 Bench Kitchen- baked fresh sourdough every day. Amazing sandwiches, they make fresh mustard, sauces, kimchi and sprouts! They carry sourdough buns and buttermilk biscuits, fresh baked goods and overall a great menu!
Detour Cafe / Dear Grain Bakery in Dundas- amazing bakery!!! Also carried at the Cheese shop on Ottawa Street (Saturday's).
Hamilton Farmer's Market carry De La Terre