“Breaking bread” has long been a universal symbol of social interaction. Although the phrase has Biblical origins, today the phrase commonly conjures up the idea of family and friends gathering around a table and sharing a meal. As is common on tables across America, this meal usually begins with the breadhouse.
Unfortunately, while many of our social interactions declined in 2020, bread-related allergies and intolerances – celiac disease among the most notable – have only increased, not just in 2020 of course, but steadily and rapidly. over the past decades. (According to Celiac.org, one in 100 people worldwide today suffers from this autoimmune disease, with the number of people affected doubling every 15 years)
Plus, while high-carb comfort foods have surely soothed some of our heartaches of staying at home, these high-carb, high-glycemic-index provisions – including almost all baked goods and breads. grocery store – always (and increasingly!) have a bad reputation. according to many doctors and nutritionists across the country.
So what if you avoid gluten, cut carbs, or eat naturally (or all of the above) and still want to break bread (and eat it, too)?
Have a slice of Barely Bread!
Barely Bread is a unique bread company that not only makes gluten and grain free bread, bagels and more, but its products are also particularly low in carbohydrates and high in fiber.
Made with almond, coconut and cassava flour, their bread is nutrient dense, low on the glycemic index, and made with ingredients you can understand and pronounce, without any preservatives. And for those checkboxes, Barely Bread is also Paleo Certified, Keto Certified, with a delicious nutty flavor and great toasty texture.
In comparison, an average slice of traditional white, wheat, or multigrain bread (according to data provided by the USDA) has almost no fiber, around 11 to 15 grams of carbohydrate, and is usually loaded with preservatives and fillers. A barely similar sized slice of bread has 5 grams of fiber and only 1 net carbs (net carbs = total carbs minus fiber) without a single preservative, gum, or filler.
Unfortunately, in a world of social distancing, we still can’t come together around a big table, but we can take small steps (and big bites) towards better health. Together, let’s recreate our typical two-slice sandwich (with at least 30 net carbs and no fiber) and broil (and broil).