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Food For Life's Ezekiel 4:9 Bread contributes to a healthy lifestyle

Based on the premise that all carbohydrate foods are not created equal: different foods and ingredients have a different effect on blood glucose levels Ezekiel Bread products are low glycemic with a low glycemic load.  Starting with the four basic grains of wheat, barely, millet, and spelt--- all grown organically as chemically-free whole grains--- instead of making flour out of them--- a process that in itself would make your blood sugar rise--- these whole grains, along with two legumes--- lentils and soybeans--- are instead immersed in water which over time causes them to swell and sprout.  Then these sprouts are harvested, combined, and ground together--- and again without making them into flour--- fresh yeast is added, as is organic wheat gluten and sea salt.  The resulting mixture becomes bread of a different sort--- for a complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs.   The making of Ezekiel Bread can be traced back to the Holy Bible at Ezekiel 4:9 and again at Genesis 1:29.  The makers of Ezekiel Bread claim their bread to be good for our long-term health, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, while helping us through a sustainable weight loss program. The product known as 'Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Flourless Bread'---sold in the orange wrapper--- and all four of the 'Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Pastas' meet the strictest of criteria to bear the Diabetic Friendly Seal of Approval.

What Dr. Wang has to say about Ezekiel Bread:---

Hi, Bruce:

In looking up Ezekiel bread, I find that it is Biblical and composed of four grains + beans and lentils which in combination and baked have high protein value (probably from the beans and lentils).   Wheat, barley, millet, spelt, beans, and lentils I feel quite sure that not much if any research has been done to determine whether insulin or leptin results from eating this.  An easy way to tell somewhat although it would only give partial information since it doesn't include leptin, is to eat it and test your blood sugar before (fasting) and two hours afterward to see how much your blood sugar went up.  If it rises 30 mg% or more, you will know it causes insulin resistance because sugar does this.  The more sugar, the higher the rise.

I believe that if you don't pig out on bread of any kind, it will only raise your I/L resistance a little especially if you eat it with a high protein source.  As your weight and especially your omental weight drops, the less important a little bread will matter.  The more severe a diabetic you are, the more it will matter.

Aloha, Hugh

And here too is some information about what Dr. Wang has to say about water--- as in 'bread and water':---

Hi, Bruce:

Anyway, what I want to recommend to you is to drink two large glasses of water first thing in the morning upon arising.  That hydrates you for most of the morning.  Most people are dehydrated, and coffee drinkers, alcohol drinkers, and diuretic takers for certain are.

In fact, the way diuretics work is to reduce fluid intravascular volume thus lowering your blood pressure.  In the hours around awakening, you are more likely to have a heart attack as your pulse rate, BP, and respiratory rate are all low during sleep and you may have urinated during the night.  The oxygen level is low in your blood and your blood flow is reduced.  Drinking the water pumps up your blood volume and everything else as well as dilutes your blood sugar, cholesterol, uric acid, reduces clotting by thinning out the platelets, pushes blood and oxygen around your heart and brain, improves your bowel movements.

... Aloha, Hugh

Dr. Wang has still more to say about water--- a lot more.  You can see his complete e-mail to me on this subject by going back to the very top of this screen and clicking on the link you find to all of Dr. Wang's e-mails...then once there, scroll on down to the date of April 10, 2010 and look for the one on "water".