Introducing a brand new class from Ann Marie at Cheeseslave. It is a comprehensive guide to properly preparing grains. While whole grains contain lots of vitamins and minerals, these nutrients are not available to you unless you prepare them by soaking, sprouting or fermenting. In fact, for some people, grains used for baking and cooking that are not properly prepared are actually detrimental and damaging to the intestine. This class teaches you how to prepare grains with traditional methods that are easy to use at home!
Are Grains Good For You?
I have written a lot about how detrimental grains can be for certain people. I’ve also written about why sourdough leavening is so healthy. There are many reasons why grains can have a negative effect on a person’s health. For some (particularly Celiacs and people with gluten intolerance), grains are a food group that just doesn’t do them any good. Others just need to eliminate gluten from their diet. However, there are people who are just fine with grains and would benefit greatly from eating grains that are properly prepared.
Are Whole Grains Necessary?
Obviously, we are talking about whole grains because the majority of a grain’s nutrients are found in the germ and the bran which are removed if they are not whole. Whole grains are an excellent source of enzymes, minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc, dietary fiber, vitamin E and the B-complex vitamins.
Soaking and sprouting grains is a traditional practice used by many cultures around the world. In past years, grains used to be cut and stored in the fields until it was time to sell them. They would sprout naturally in the fields, under the conditions of moisture and heat (rain and sun). Our modern methods today eliminates this important step.
There Are Nutritional Benefits To Soaking And Sprouting
- It will neutralize phytic acid, which is a substance present in the bran of all grains that inhibits absorption of all minerals such as, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. So if your bread package label says calcium — it is not going to be absorbed unless the grains were soaked and/or sprouted before the bread was baked.
- It will help reduce the starches into simple sugars so your body can digest them more easily.
- It will neutralize enzyme inhibitors. These are substances that allows the grain to stay fresh without preservation. However, they also inhibit digestion in the intestine unless they are removed.
- Soaking and sprouting helps to produce enymes in the food.
- Soaking and sprouting helps to produce vitamin C and other vitamins such as carotene and the B vitamins.
Make Your Own Breads At Home and Save Money
My husband loves bread and does well with it. A loaf of sprouted sourdough (which is hard to find) costs about $5.00 and they are small. He eats at least one loaf a week. $20.00 a month for just a loaf of bread! I can buy organic wheat berries for about $1.89 a pound. It takes about a pound of flour for a loaf of bread.
- Store bought sourdough bread — $5 per loaf ($20.00/month)
- Homemade sourdough bread — $1.89 per loaf ($7.56/month)
- Savings per month — $12.44
That’s about $150.00 per year for just my husband’s bread! There are tons more items to make such as, pizza crust, crackers, granola, chips, etc.
And that is only one loaf a week. Your family may eat two or three or four. Do the math and calculate the savings per year.
It’s fun to make your own bread. Imagine your home smelling of properly prepared freshly baked bread! Ummm I can smell it now and it is heavenly!
The Most Compelling Reason To Make Your Own Properly Prepared Bread
Beyond the savings, it is the health benefits and the knowledge that you are providing your family with the very best breads available. And the knowledge that they will be able to receive the nutrients in the bread when prepared this way.
Make An Investment In Your Health
This class is a good investment at the sale price of $149.00. For me, it will pay for itself in a year, but for you it may take only 6 months or even 3 months. After that, you will continue to save money, provide a great food product for your family and pass along those skills to your children.
Ann Marie is offering a $20.00 off coupon code that is good through February 24. Be advised that this is the only coupon that will be offered (no exceptions)!
- Original price:
- Sale price:
- Price with coupon: $129.00 — less than $11.00 per class!
Use code LASTCHANCE at check out for the $20.00 discount.
There is also a webinar on the class that you can sign up for.
FREE WEBINAR ON SOAKING, SPROUTING & SOURDOUGH
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