Food Myths Busted 1

Sources of Calcium

Food Myths Busted 1

Food Myths Busted

Which foods are healthier for you.

 

Which bread is healthier Brown Bread vs White Bread

The basic ingredients for all bread recipes are flour, water, yeast and some salt. 

Brown and WHite Bread

White Bread Vrs Brown Bread

When we were baking for resale brown bread was created by adding some molasses which is the common practice in making brown bread. Essentially this means brown bread is not healthier than white bread.

Whole wheat bread does not necessarily mean it is 100% whole wheat. After-all if white bread is made of 100% wheat flour is it not also whole wheat? 

Whole-grain bread and multi-grain bread do bring nutritious benefits to the table.

Low-Calorie Bread – Is the same as the usual bread and is low cal due to thinner slices and or smaller loaf than the higher calorie bread. If the same number of slices are eaten then less intake equals lower caloric intake.(1)

Food Myth Busted – Sugar.

Which is healthier brown sugar or white sugar Myth, Buster.

Sugar is the table name for fructose C6H12O6. (2)

Suger cubes brown and white

White sugar has had the molasses used in the refining process removed or it has been added.  The molasses in the brown sugar brings some extra elements into the sugar. Unfortunately, the trace amounts of these extra elements are insignificant to your daily requirements. This makes white sugar just as healthy ar brown sugar. (3)

When choosing a sugar as a sweetener you should be choosing the taste that comes with the source. For example, choosing maple syrup over agave syrup to put on your waffles is a personal choice for the flavor. The sugar is C6H12O6 just as it is in white sugar.

It is my opinion that I prefer the firmness of brown bread over that of the white bread and regardless if it is healthier or not it is still my preference over white bread.

Food Myth Busted – Is Milk Healthy?

Humans are the only animal that continues to drink milk after being weaned from the teat.

Too much milk can be unhealthy according to a recent study! (3)

“If you want to drink milk for strong bones, I recommend no more than one glass a day. Do this in addition to a mixed diet rich in calcium. If you are unable to consume adequate amounts in your diet, consider supplementation, especially in the winter months,” Dr. Cresci says. (4).

Milk contains 300 mg of calcium/(cup, 12 oz., 340 g.) which is 25-30% (5) of daily requirement. Some alternative calcium sources are romaine lettuce,  cheese, yogurt, greens (collards, kale), soybeans, figs, broccoli, oranges, sardines and salmon (with bones), many foods are fortified with calcium and then there are vitamin supplements.

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Sources:

  1. https://www.verywellfit.com/bread-nutrition-facts-calories-and-health-benefits-4114942
  2. https://www.scienceofcooking.com/fructose.htm
  3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/brown-sugar-vs-white-sugar#nutrition
  4. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display?DoctorID=14891&_ga=2.253143690.2048669728.1589159271-92225074.1589159271
  5. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/calcium-supplements/art-20047097


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