Embracing Good Carbs.
I love baked goods, especially bread but like most people I try to limit my intake thanks to the whole ‘too much carbs equals weight gain thing’ and whenever I fall off the wagon, I make sure it’s with wholemeal.
In fact, I’ve been very good in the carbs department this year. I’ve been eating more fruits, nuts and veg with practically little or no bread at all.
Well that was until I met Lisa Brook from Flour Power City Bakery. Never heard of them? Neither had I until last week. Flour Power City Bakery is an organic bakery on the Elizabeth Industrial Estate in London.
Their bread, pastries and cakes on display were so inviting, I didn’t have to be asked twice to taste a sample. I went straight for a chocolate brownie which was divine; bad carbs be damned, I had to have more. One chocolate brownie turned into four and before I knew it I’d scoffed down a couple of nuts brownies as well.
But when it came to buying, I returned to my senses and opted for a wholemeal nut loaf and a fruit infused rye bread. They were beautiful with hard crust on the outside; moist, nutty and fruity in the middle, I just sliced and put them in the freezer to enjoy over time which I have been for the past 10 days.
Sadly, I realised today I’ve just half a loaf of rye bread left so I have decided to embrace my love of carbs with pride and track down Flour Power City Bakery for a fix of their delicious organic wholemeal goodies.
Try as I might, I can’t cut out carbs entirely and I think as long as I stick with wholegrain, it is all good. Beside, wholemeal has a lot of fibre which reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Also, studies have shown that people who eat more whole-grain foods tend to be slimmer and are less likely to gain weight over time – all excellent arguments for embracing carbs, at least the wholegrain ones.
Have you tried any of Flour Power City Bakery’s baked goods? Apparently, they supply to small retailers in more than 80 markets around London and the Home Counties, sadly I haven’t found one where I live but I’ll keep searching.
In the meantime, anyone looking to find out if Flour Power City Bakery’s bread is as good as I claim can find out more at www.flourpowercity.co.uk.