The Bread Debate. Does Bread Shorten Life?

 spanner said…
I lived in France for several years and always bought bread from the bakers, like the locals did, and that bread always went stale within 24 hours. Very rarely did any one by the packaged sliced bread.

Now back in the UK, I see the reverse, people consuming stacks of bread, which by some miracle manages to stay fresh forever (well at least for 7 days).

This is just not normal, and then people wonder why there is so much Cancer and Diabetes type 2 around.

If in doubt, make some bread yourself at home with wholemeal flour, salt, butter, water and yeast. If made correctly it will be stale within 24 hours.

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Anonymous Julia said…
That’s interesting spanner. I make home made bread sometimes, and yes it goes stale fairly quickly, though is usually gone quickly because it is so yummy. I buy bread from local bakers shops, made in local bakeries, never supermarkets, and it keeps for a week! Is it actually the same stuff as the packet bread with a different image? I eat a lot less bread than I used to, and feel better for it.
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5 Responses to “The Bread Debate. Does Bread Shorten Life?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bleached white flour is not good for your health. After 30 yrs – i finally discovered i am intolerant to bread – white flour.

  2. Anonymous says:

    ‘Tis the preservatives:

    The last time I had a loaf of supermarket bread, after 3 days it had started to go moldy but had NOT yet gotten stale…

  3. Tapestry says:

    Thanks for the links. I gave up bread as part of the stone age diet. I now see why it’s been so good for me.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you have to eat bread at all, make your own!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tap,

    Off-topic (apologies) but an interesting article from the BBC, from a link which is UNAVAILABLE in the UK because it is on a site run by BBC Worldwide – the commercial arm which gets a chunk of funding from the EU: (says sci-fi writer Elizabeth Moon)

    If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached – a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.

    It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is.

    Having such a unique barcode would have many advantages. In war soldiers could easily differentiate legitimate targets in a population from non combatants.

    This could prevent mistakes in identity, mistakes that result in the deaths of innocent bystanders. Weapons systems would record the code of the use, identifying how fired which shot and leading to more accountability in the field.

    Anonymity would be impossible as would mistaken identity making it easier to place responsibility accurately, not only in war but also in non-combat situations far from the war.

    They never run stuff like this in the lamestream media without a reason.

    It is, perceptively, linked to the microchipping material that you have covered recently and the NSA data center at this article:

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