For a long time, we've been hearing in the wellness world that carbs are bad. Don't eat bread. It doesn't have any nutrients, it causes leaky gut, it makes you fat, etc. But guys, I’m not going to make it through the rest of my lifetime without bread.
So what I try to do here is let you guys know what I’m discovering in my journey to eat well and live healthy but within the context of a busy professional and family life...
The good news is -- sourdough bread is different - and health experts are just beginning to talk about its importance. Apparently, sourdough bread is actually good for your microbiome & the health of your gut. Sourdough bread goes through a fermentation process unlike other types of breads, because it's made with lactobacillus cultures. You can think of it as similar to foods like kimchi or yogurt or even kombucha (seriously!). All of these foods are like natural probiotics and supplement the healthy bacteria that lives in our gut.
Though the natural probiotics are often dissolved during the baking process, sourdough retains a ton of its health benefits regardless. The only thing to watch out for? Just like EVOO, some sourdough loaves on the shelf at the supermarket aren't telling the whole truth. So, you're better off purchasing some from your local baker, or learning how to make it yourself! We've included our favorite baker below, so you can get their tips!
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Peace, love & EVOO, Katerina
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
How are you doing? I've cut myself off from watching CNN because my cortisol levels go through the roof. In the name of mental well-being and stress-reduction, I'd like to share some goodnews about the Coronavirus that you may not be hearing about if you're watching the news. I recently tuned in to The James Altucher Show, featuring Futurist (and fellow Greek) Peter Diamandis, who gave me some new perspective on the chaos that's shaping our world.
I hope that you're staying safe and calm during this unprecedented, scary time. I am praying for the health of our communities here in New York, throughout the US, in Greece, and around the entire world.