Category Archives: Organic Bread

Fermentation: When Food Gone Bad Is Good for You

Probiotics are absolutely essential to your health and well-being. These little beasties live in your digestive system and help you to properly digest your food. Largely ignored for many centuries, scientists are now discovering that these tiny organism play an essential part in preserving your health. Add probiotics to your daily diet by consuming fermented foods like organic sourdough breads, pickled vegetables, kombucha, yogurt, beer and cheese. Continue reading

5 Signs You Need a Detox

Toxins enter our bodies on a daily basis from pesticides, herbicides, chemical additives in foods, preservatives, cleaning products, and other sources in our environment. Each of these chemical sources comes in small doses that shouldn’t harm us on their own, but cumulatively, the effects can be disastrous. Continue reading

6 Ways to Be Brilliant at Breakfast

Do people tend to avoid you until you’ve had your second cup of coffee? Has anyone told you that you may not be a ‘morning person’ while cowering behind the photocopier? If mornings are hard for you, it may just be that you don’t have the fuel to kick-start your engine. All you need to put a little pep in your step is a good breakfast. Here’s how to start the day off right. Continue reading

Why Fermentation and Bacteria are Actually Good for Us

Lactic acid fermentation is a food production and preservation method which has been around for thousands of years. Fermented foods like breads, sour grain porridges, wine, cheese and kvass sustained people through harsh winters and crop failures. Today, lactic acid bacteria help us to process our food and are intrinsically linked to our overall health and wellbeing. Continue reading

What IBS Suffers Need to Know About Artisanal Sourdough Breads

When it comes to foods that cause IBS, wheat products are most often cited by sufferers as being a trigger for symptoms. A recent study by Adele Costabile and her team of researchers from the University of Reading investigated the effects that breads with different fermentation times had on the gut and found that for some IBS sufferers, bread may still be on the menu. Continue reading