Don't Forget About Flour


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It's in bread and pasta, cookies and muffins—indeed, it's in most of the food we eat—but if you're not careful, it's easy to forget about flour. That, Good tells us, would be a mistake.Good writes:

It's no secret how much we Americans love our sugary foods, and our flour is no exception. When we overly refine our grain into flour, we gain an extended shelf life, which we pay for with lost nutrients. That companies like Cargill and Monsanto appear less concerned with our ever-expanding waistlines than they do with their bottom lines shouldn't come as a surprise. Thanks to Big Ag and over-processing, most of our flour has been reduced to a big snowy Pixy Stix in a bag.

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