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Almost Whole: Dave’s Killer Bread

Debra Redalia


Larry and I love bread but have struggled for years between the desire to eat it and the effect ordinary white bread has on our blood sugar and weight.

When I say “white bread” I’m not limiting this reference to Wonder Bread. So many delicious specialty breads—including our famous local San Francisco Sourdough and all the artisan breads now available—are made from the standard white flour. It may be bleached or unbleached, organic or not, but all grains ground to the consistency of flour elevate blood sugar See Why We Need to Eat Whole Food That is Really Whole for the science on this.

Even bread made with whole wheat flour will elevate our blood sugar because even though all the parts of the wheat are there, they are still ground into flour. It’s the changing of the wholeness of the grain into a powder that makes the difference.

But because you can’t make a sandwich without bread (yes, I know, lettuce leaves, but that’s just not the same), we have been continuously looking for a bread made with actual whole grains.

And we finally found one. Well, almost. It does contain some flour, but it also contains enough whole grains that we can actually eat it on our Rice Diet Revival diet and still lower our blood sugar and weight as if we were eating whole grains.

Our favorite is Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed Organic Bread

The ingredients are:

Organic whole wheat (organic whole wheat flour, organic cracked whole wheat), water, organic wheat flour, organic Good Seed® grain and seed mix (organic whole flax seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic brown sesame seeds, organic black sesame seeds, organic ground whole flax seeds, organic steel cut oats), organic cane sugar, organic wheat gluten, contains 2% or less of each of the following: organic molasses, organic oat fiber, yeast, sea salt, organic cultured wheat flour, organic vinegar, enzymes, organic acerola cherry powder.

If you are interested in purchasing this bread or any of their other breads, bagels, english muffins or berger buns, check Dave’s Killer Bread website to find a store near your zip code. You can also order Dave’s Killer Bread online (check offers as prices vary widely).