Sprouted grain bread is better not only because it uses the whole grain, but the process sprouted grains go through actually breaks down the proteins and carbohydrates in the grain, increasing vitamin content to the consumer.
The sprouted grain process involves soaking the grains in water until they begin to grow a sprout. The growing environment is highly controlled, including the water temp, air temp, and the time grains are allowed to sprout. Once the grains sprout, they are drained and mixed together to be ground up and used. Before the sprouted grain is used, it is a living food. Enzymes are released during the sprouting process, which break down proteins and carbohydrates. This process helps make sprouted grain food low glycemic and easier to digest. Traditional grain breads are harder to digest, and the body loses a good portion of the nutrients because it is unable to digest them. Sprouted grain breads provide the body with grain that has already been broken down due to the enzymes that exist in the living sprouted grain. Nutrients are absorbed immediately into the body, and are not lost in the digestive process.
The Significance of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Breads to Healthy Living
The sprouted grain bread concept is not new. Food for Life began sprouting grains over 60 years ago to use in breads. Eating grains is mentioned in the Bible in Ezekiel 4:9, and seeds and herbs in Genesis 1:29. Food for Life has taken these recipes from the Bible and brought it to modern day health food by sprouting them to make them even more healthful. These recipes provide the body with essential amino acids needed for healthy living.
Sprouted grain breads truly unlock the vital benefits our bodies need from grains. Some of the known benefits include: increased digestibility, increased absorption of minerals, increased antioxidants, and increased vitamin C and vitamin B.
I choose to eat sprouted grain breads and sprouted grain products such as tortillas and hotdog buns. You can find sprouted grain breads in most health food stores and in many standard grocery stores.
The brand I love is Ezekiel Bread (mentioned above). You can find Ezekiel Bread products frozen in the health section of Kroger and Publix in the Atlanta area.