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Eat Buns Made With Whole Wheat Flour

Good Buns Are Hard to Find

If you're trying to make your barbecue a little healthier by grilling up salmon burgers instead of ones made out of beef, don't skimp on the buns. It is easy to be fooled by ones that look healthy, but still have enriched flour listed as the first ingredient. As you'll recall, enriched flour is made when good old healthy wheat flour is processed and stripped of all the nutrients, and then companies add a little back in. The word "enriched" sounds healthy, but this is not what you want to be eating.

Go on a bun mission to find ones made with whole wheat flour. But don't stop there — make sure your buns are free of corn syrup as well. If you're in a bun conundrum and can't find any made with healthy ingredients, pick up some regular bread and use slices of that as your bun.

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Why in the world does bread have sugar in it.... the only bread anyone should be eating is Ezekiel Bread... and I wouldn't even call it "bread"... it's more like sprouted whole grains.
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
The buns in the picture are mostly refined flour (organic wheat flour? still refined.) Personally, I don't think the difference between sugar and corn syrup is very relevant in such a small concentration, either. A normal bun occasionally won't hurt anyone.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
White bread won't kill you, but still, I'd rather get my sugar intake from something more indulgent. At least whole grains are more....well, wholesome. I think they taste better too.
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
or, you could just skip the bun and eat more of something else too...
Keaton7655 Keaton7655 8 years
Or make your own! It's not that hard, especially if you have a bread machine and a little time (I bulk bake/cook on weekends or evening when I can.) I love my homemade buns and the recipe can be used for hotdogs, brats, hoagies, etc. (not that these are healthy of course ;-)) You know exactly what goes into your food when you make it. I am blessed to have the time to do this. I know it's not for everyone, just a suggestion.
kia kia 8 years
ezekiel makes buns. they are pricey if you are doing a big cookout, but just for a few people I think they are worth it.
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 8 years
I tend to agree with Fit on this one. For someone who is very strict with their diet, it is incredibly hard to find sandwich buns w/o corn syrup or enriched flour. I buy ciabatta rolls at the local bakery in place of hamburger/boca burger buns, and they're so good.
HaterTot HaterTot 8 years
@imLissy - you literally took the words right out of my mouth. I clicked over here from my feed to say that exact thing. Settle down, FitSugar. Jeez.
imLissy imLissy 8 years
"pick up some regular bread and use slices of that as your bun" seriously? a few bad for you buns aren't going to kill you
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