Dave’s Killer Bread OR Ezekiel Bread, which is better for you?
Has this happened to you? She connected with a health and fitness guru and has been following his recipes for a better life. You’ve been sold on the idea of eating only good-source carbohydrates. One of those good sources came highly recommended and you’ve been eating Ezekiel Bread for a while.
You’re in the gym one day, getting a great workout and making a new friend. As you chat about your eating habits, this new friend swears by Dave’s Killer Bread. Now he’s wondering if he might make a better choice for his carbohydrate sources by switching to Dave’s Killer Bread. As he ponders this new thinking, he hears the voice of his current health and fitness guru in his head telling him that Ezekiel Bread is the only way. What is your job? Well, that’s where I can help you. I have wondered the same thing and started to investigate the similarities and differences. I have made my choice and you can make yours.
Let’s take a look at what the breads have in common. They both use “organic whole grain” sources for their ingredients and that’s a great thing. They both use sea salt in the bread making process. Both offer several varieties of bread for you to choose from. You know what people say, “variety” is the spice of life. So both breads give you that spice. Both brands make a multigrain bread, a whole wheat bread, and a multiseed bread. Both breads are sold only in certain stores, which makes their availability limited. Many large food chain stores will carry one brand or another.
Now let’s take a look at the differences. All Food For Life breads (makers of Ezekiel Bread) use only sprouted ingredients and no type of flour in any bread. Dave’s Killer Breads uses cracked, ground, cultured or rolled whole grains for their breads. So which one is better? That is debatable. Sprouted grains are believed to be more easily digested by the body. If you have trouble digesting grains, this may be a slightly better option for you. Beyond digestion, the differences are negligible.
Food For Life offers five varieties of bread: 7 sprouted grains, 3 Ezekiel sprouted whole grain varieties (flax, low sodium, and sesame), and sprouted whole grains and seeds. Dave’s Killer Bread offers eight varieties of bread: 21 Whole Grain, Good Seed, Power Seed, Blues Bread, Cracked Wheat, Sprouted Wheat, Good Seed Spelt and Rockin Rye.
Food For Life’s five varieties of bread use no sugar of any kind. All 7 varieties of Dave’s Killer Bread use either organic dried cane syrup or organically grown wheat (or both) as a natural preservative. For any of Dave’s breads, the amount of added sugar averages 4 grams per slice. For those of you cutting carbs to get a ripped body for the stage, you may want to choose Food For Life bread exclusively in that 12-week pre-show prep time.
All five of Food For Life’s bread varieties use no oil, while three varieties (Cracked Wheat, Blues and Rockin’ Rye) of Dave’s Killer Bread use a small amount of expeller-pressed organic canola oil. This small amount of oil in those two breads adds a negligible amount of fat to the bread.
The final difference between the loaves is the serving size. All Food For Life breads have a standard serving size of 1 slice equal to 34 grams. All Dave’s Killer Breads have a standard serving size of 1 slice and grams range from 42 grams to 50 grams, with an average of 45 grams.
With all that great information at hand, which bread are you going to choose? There is one more factor to consider and that is the cost of buying a loaf of bread. On average, most stores that sell any of these breads will charge you just under $6.00 for a loaf of bread. That’s on the high side when it comes to breads.
For me, this is the main factor in my choice. Both bread companies make comparable bread with a good source of carbohydrates. My local Costco store carries a few varieties of Dave’s Killer Bread, and since they can do a great bulk purchase, they also offer the cheapest price for a loaf of bread. On average, I pay about $3.75 for a loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread. So for now, I’m a fan of Dave’s Killer Bread.