Wednesday, April 22, 2015
S is For Sourdough
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity
In spite of the fact
that I am a nutcase
in the belief that proper
food heals the body, I've
been guilty of periodically
following the hedonistic
During WW2, when women hung up their aprons and said,
"Good -by" to the kitchen, family health took a downward
plunge. Enter allopathic medicine with it's chemicals and
drugs, trying to make up for the loss of medicinal
benefits that the stay at home mom had previously provided.
Let's take one food item....sourdough bread."
Baking sourdough bread takes time, often several days. One
medium slice of homemade sourdough bread will provide a
high % of daily requirements for selenium, thiamine, folate
This daily bread relates directy to avoiding age-related ills
as eye, hearing and heart problems. Further breaking it
down, it aids in resistence to arthritis, osteoporosis, heart
disease and cancer. I was a stay at home mom and bread
making was my spiritual ritual, as was my grandmothers.
Kids leaving home, I dropped the sourdough habit. Big
mistake. Now a sourdough starter happily bubbles away
in my kitchen again and I think of how much more healthy
I would be if I had never ever stopped it.