Some of the recipes in Alicia's book call for Organic Unbleached White Flour - I like to keep biscuits or cookies on hand in case I am hungry and can't make it to one of my designated eating times. I was wondering if the White Flour she recommends has the same effect on the body that "normal" white flour has.
I have pretty much cut all white stuff from my diet and I am the leanest I have every been! I would like to keep it up... so any help would be great!
I'm fairly certain that organic unbleached white flour isn't BAD, its just not good - fairly devoid of nutrition. Consider having stuff like homemade hummus and rice crackers for a snack or a rice cake with almond butter - those are what I do for "in between" meals if I need a snack. Easy to make and a bit more nutritious than biscuits/cookies so will be better for you!
Did a little research and found the Organic Unbleached White Flour is exactly the same thing as Regular Bleached White Flour. The difference is that Bleached Flour has been put through a highly chemical process that includes substances that are outlawed in some countries - Bleached Flour is illegal in some countries altogether.
Organic Unbleached White Flour still causes a sudden spike in blood sugar and then the inevitable crash which causes fatigue and wreaks havoc on the metabolism. Its best to use/buy products that have the word WHOLE before wheat/grain. "Enriched" is a sneaky way of saying white.
So, I will go ahead and cut my Organic White Flour with whole grain flour until the white is gone... because it is expensive!! But from now on I will be using whole grain pastry flour instead of anything white for all of my pastry baking needs.