Tuesday, November 20, 2007


EGirl came home from PreK the other day and asked that we cut the crusts off her sandwich. Besides being a high maintenance request, sadly for her, it's also an unhealthy request. Add it to the list of Things She Was Denied As A Child. I mentioned this in a comment to a reader and intrepid Anonymous naturally wanted to know why this was so (channeling my 4yo?).

So here's the lowdown, just in TIME for my favorite holiday. I am so excited to be able to deliver cancer-fighting stuffing substance just in time for Thanksgiving. Shield yourself from carb-snobbery with the following from the American Chemical Society:

The process of baking bread creates a new, cancer-fighting substance in the crust when it's browned. Go figure! And browner breads like pumpernickel (note, not just whole grain, altho white bread unsurprisingly has less cancer-fighting compounds) create more antioxidants in the crust. And no, for those of us who might tend in this direction, burning the crust doesn't make it healthier.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for the insta-followup!

MamaBird said...

Anytime, Anonymous, anytime it's naptime...