Should You Bake Your Own Bread?
By Beth Scott
Maybe you've never heard it before, but you really should be baking your own bread.
I think the number one reason everyone should bake their own bread is that it redeems you from years of bad health and medical bills. How so?
HOMEMADE BREAD IS HEALTHIER
It is much healthier to bake your own bread instead of buying bread that contains chemical addatives, hydrogenated oils, unhealthy preservatives, and fattening sweeteners.
If you buy white bread you're also getting bread that is nutritionless, but don't be fooled, store bought whole wheat bread is just as bad for you.
A lot of times the whole wheat bread sold in stores isn't really made out of "whole meal" but is just white bread that is colored (using caramel) to make it appear like it's whole grain and healthy.
Store bought whole wheat bread also contains the same emulsifiers, and chemical by products that are in store bought white bread.
When you bake your own bread you never have to worry about these "hidden dangers" or chemicals in bread, that have been proven by medical studies to even cause cancer.
Instead you can control every ingredient that goes into your bread, and you'll know exactly how it is processed and created.
There are many other great incentives for baking homemade whole wheat bread, and I'll go into each one below.
HOMEMADE BREAD TASTES BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT
Absolutely no arguement here. Everyone I've met agrees that the taste of homemade bread far surpasses that of store bought bread, (some have even said they could taste the chemicals in the store bought bread and really hated it).
Taste is a biggie for a lot of people, and since everyone wants to eat tasty meals, you can't go wrong by baking your own bread.
HOMEMADE BREAD SAVES YOU MONEY
It's much cheaper to buy all the ingredients for making bread seperately, than buying them already made into bread. You can easily save $30 or $40 dollars a month, by baking your own bread.
This is especially true if you buy as many of your bread ingredients as you can, in the bulk department of a supermarket.
An entire bag of whole wheat flour (enough to make 4 to 6 loaves) could cost $4.00 or less. This is just one example of how cheap baking your own bread is.
HOMEMADE BREAD IS LOWER IN FAT THIS = WEIGHT LOSS
My favorite reason for baking bread, is that, if you bake the right kind of bread (like whole wheat bread) it can be a great way to help you lose pounds or maintain a healthy weight.
I'm sure you've heard the myth before that bread is really fattening, it's a myth at least for homemade whole wheat bread.
Store bought bread really is fattening because of all the extras that large scale manufacturers stuff their bread with.
Manufacturers do this to give their bread longer shelf life and to make the bread look more appealing so they"ll get more customers to buy their bread.
These big corporate CEO's could care less if their bread causes you to pack on pounds. You"ve got to remember, after all, that they're only in it for the money.
But if you bake your own whole wheat bread you'll have a truly wholesome bread that will help you to achieve the healthy body and goal weight you desire.
About The Author
Don't think you can bake your own whole wheat bread? Don't know where to start? Beth Scott teaches bread baking in simple easy to follow steps. Visit her website for more details at: http://www.easybakingtips.com/breadbaking/index.html