Personally, I’ve known about ezekiel bread for quite awhile. I don’t really think it’s one of those things though that you can walk around, mention to someone random, and they will know exactly what you’re talking about. (Like the McGangBang or The Cinnamon Challenge).
Ezekiel 4:9 is a bread (if you can call it that) making company. They make what’s known as a sprouted grain bread. When a bread is made through the process of sprouting grains, it becomes something that is actually digested like a vegetable would be. This means it is easier for the body to break down, leaving us feeling less I guess you could say “weighed down” after eating it. (Unless you eat a whole loaf.. then you can throw all this info out the window 🙂 )
Anywaysss… since it is broken down easier, the result is our body being able to absorb the essential vitamins in the bread itself. Some of these include calcium, and iron. (Both of which can easily be deficient in ones diet).
Another benefit to ezekiel bread is that it is gluten free since there is no flour used in the making. Therefore, it is the quintessential bread alternative to those who are gluten intolerant.
It also acts like whole grain bread in the sense that it steadies your blood sugar and helps you to feel full longer. This makes it a great choice for people with diabetes as well.
Since ezekiel bread isn’t starchy like regular breads it contains less carbs. One slice is about 80 calories, .5 grams of fat, 60 grams of sodium, 19 carbs, and 3 grams of protein.
So say you don’t have diabetes, don’t care about your weight, and can eat mass amounts of gluten like it’s your job. Should you still substitute your bread for ezekiel? Well that’s up to preference. If you are really trying to superpower your diet into eating the top foods for supplying your body nutrients, then I would say probably. It will provide you with more nutrients more efficiently than most breads out there. If you’re not though, then I don’t think it’s necessary. Ezekiel bread isn’t exactly… well cheap, and while it does taste amazing, there are plenty of other breads out there that are great for you. Maybe treat yourself with it one time, but not necessarily make it a staple on your grocery list.
Oh quick note: Ezekiel bread is a BRAND of sprouted grain bread. That’s just one of the more common ones. There are other companies that also make sprouted grain products… and I say products because Ezekiel also makes cereals, english muffins, tortillas, granolas… waffles 🙂