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    I know we are supposed to stay away from sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate which is in bacon, ham, lunch meat, etc. but what about thiamin monontraite? I see it is in most breads. The info I'm reading says it only adds a minuscule amount of nitrate to our food. Thanks for any replies! What kind of breads does most people with IC had luck with?
    Pam

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    After I was first diagnosed, I took myself off all bread since my symptons were not going away on all the other food I gave up. Since then (about 4 months now) I have tried fresh baked bread (Italian) at resturants and have been pain free. Don't do what I did after that though..I thought I could eat bread then and tried what I had in the cupboard for the family and had a bad reaction. It turns out that the bread had 4 ingrediants that we should not have, and one of them was vinegar! I won't do that again without reading labels. I have a health food store close by and I buy the bread they have in their freezer. They have a spring wheat and a rice one; they are also yeast free and it is great just to use what you need since you may be the only one using it. Good luck to you.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply. I was eating the wheat sugar free bread and noticed one of the last ingrediets was vinegar so I quit that one. Someone told the Eziehiel bread should be ok but also said it's expensive. I might check that out this evening. I've been staying away from bread but would like to have a slice every now and then. I'm also still trying to find something to use on my salads. I have not acquired a taste for olive oil yet.
      Pam

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      • #4
        You might like to try making your own drop biscuits using ingredients that are safe for you. I find warm biscuits and honey a real treat.

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        • #5
          The biscuits sound good. I will give them a try. Thanks, Pam
          Pam

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          • #6
            Hi friends, I LOVE bread, toast is my favorite. I make my own bread! And I mean the good ole fashioned knead by hand kind, not the bread machine kind. Actually I have been making my own long before I went on the IC diet. By making it myself I know excatly what's in it. And it tastes way better than store bought!! mmmmmmmm. Since there are a million recipes out there to try, you can find ones that only have your safe ingredients. If anyone wants the recipe that I use and help on how to make bread, just let me know. The recipe that I use takes about 4 1/2 hours start to finish but almost all of that is rising time and cooking time and cooling time. It also makes 3 loaves so I freeze 2. I trickiest part is not eating the first loaf all in the same day!
            "That which doesn't kill us, only makes us stronger."

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            • #7
              I would like recipe. e mail
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              Thanks
              Pam

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              • #8
                I would realy appreciate the recipe.

                Thanks,
                Indy
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                Indy

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