[quote:880751231b="EveMoe"]I am new to the Zone and not sure how to count some of my favorite health foods. I asked about Ezekiel bread on the Health forum but this is probably the place I should have asked it, so I'll ask it again. Is Ezekiel bread a favourable or unfavourable carb? It's made from sprouted grains, 7 different ones, not from flour, so it isn't refined. It has 14 grams of carb per slice, and 3 of those are fiber. And how about brewer's yeast flakes, which I love on my salads? For two rounded tablespoons, they have 16 grams of protein and 7 grams of carbs, no fat. I use probably only a rounded teaspoon at a time. I like the crunch and toasted nut flavor.
Thanks, I'm really enjoying reading on this forum, and still have some catching up to do.
Ezekiel bread, while a sprouted grain flourless bread that is lower in carb than traditional breads, is made mostly from unfavorable grain, and, therefore would be an unfavorable carb.
I'm not sure I've ever see brewers yeast addressed in terms of it's Zone favorability. While some people use nutritional yeast flakes (ie: Red Star Vegetarian formula) to make vegan "cheeze" I've not heard of using brewer's yeast for that purpose, so I can't imagine you would be eating spoonfuls at a time. In that case, you wouldn't really need to include it in counts or be too concerned with it's favorablilty. If you[b:880751231b] are [/b:880751231b]eating large amounts, I would consider the carb in it to be unfavorable, if only for the reason that the flakes dissolve almost instantly, which would mean they probably reach the blood stream fairly quiclky and would be less likely to tend to keep one in the Zone.