uoft23 saidThanks, so I guess their ad is essentially a blatant lie because it says its whole grain dough but then only lists enriched whole wheat flour?
This is copied directly from their website:
Whole Grain Dough
Whole wheat enriched flour, spring water, canola oil, pure natural honey, wheat germ, sugar, salt, baking powder, yeast, diacetyl tartaric acid ester of mono diglycerides, ascorbic acid, amylase
I am learning more and more about the myth of "whole grain" products. Specifically wheat, but also the other "starchy" grains including my beloved oats. There are organic components in wheat which developed as natures way of keeping the grains from being eaten by predators. There are also components of grains, specifically wheat and more specifically the mutated versions which are grown by agribusiness today which make this grain the worst of the lot.
Google: gliadin; lectin; amylopectin A
...and you will begin to learn some horrifyingly sad facts.
Google the words "glycemic index" to the name of your favorite grain (i.e. oats, amarynth, spelt, wheat, rice, rye) and the news is still not good.
Even quinoa, which I have loved for quite some time has the problem of the saponin coating which punches holes in the intestinal walls allowing things which should not be in the bloodstream...into the bloodstream. Washing does not remove all of the saponins. :-(
I'm really having an epiphany regarding grains in general and am beginning to see how a diet comprised of what has been termed "Paleo" foods is starting to make some sense.
This is especially tough for me right now because I'm still in a financial recovery mode and can hardly afford to spend more on food...yet like my necessary prescriptions I see little choice. It's either that or risk the Type II Diabetes and other maladies which my own parents suffer from.