Whenever we talk about the foods we eat, the
conversation eventually turns to bread, or good carbs and bad carbs. So we sat down to talk with nutrition speaker
and writer, J. Stanton. So J., what is bread? When you’re looking at a bagel or a loaf of
bread, what you’re really looking at is a little chunk of gluey indigestible, and nutritionally
incomplete protein, some crumbled up pieces of a multi-vitamin pill, and a giant ball
of sugar. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because
we have to have a certain amount of sugar in the blood stream at all times or our brain
cells die, but the flip-side of that is that we don’t want too much sugar in our bloodstream
either because that’s toxic in the long term. Right. We all know too much sugar is bad,
but bread is still pretty healthy, right? I mean, don’t our bodies know that bread is healthier
than, say, candy? Absolutely not, they don’t. By the time we
digest it, it’s all the same. It’s all sugar. What you’re doing is your substituting one
form of sugar for a slightly better, camouflaged version of sugar. There’s this number called
the glycemic index which tells you essentially, “How fast is the sugar in this food absorbed?”
And what you find out when you look it up is that Skittles and white bread and even
whole wheat bread all have about the same glycemic index. You’re absorbing the sugar
in the bread just as fast as your absorbing the sugar in the candy. So then, what should we be eating instead
of processed foods, like bread? We should be eating whole foods and my rule
of thumb for that is food does not have ingredients – food is an ingredient. Ya know, meat. Ingredients:
meat. Spinach. Ingredients: spinach. If it comes in a box, it’s probably not food. If
the bacteria won’t eat it, ummm, maybe you ought not to. Bread is like the Casual Friday
of food. It’s not healthy, but it’s not a treat either. My advice? Stick to real food
and real treats. J., this has been pretty eye opening. I know
am never gonna look at bread the same way again. If you want to learn more about J.’s thoughts
on nutrition, just visit gnolls.org. Hey guys! Thanks for watching our video! We
hope you liked it! We asked you, “If eating white bread and sugar are exactly the same
thing, which one would you rather eat?” And here are some awesome responses we got. Feel
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