… you’ll learn about bread that’s better for your body—and the important role of prebiotics and fiber in that equation. You’ll also find out about the science that supports new ways of creating bread products—what works and why it works. And you’ll get a look further into the food system and how to adopt solutions with real benefits for your energy and lifestyle.
A 5+ year biohacker, intermittent faster, and cyclical keto devotee joins the show talk about innovations in bread as you know it.
William Schumacher, co-founder and CEO of Uprising Food—aka—”The Loafer and Chief”— traded in corporate life as a former Procter and Gamble marketer to sift through the disinformation to de-villainize bread and create products that taste good and work in synergy with your body.
With all the gluten-free and alternative breads out there competing for attention, what made Uprising stand out to Dave Asprey? Simple. Uprising took action to:
- tackle the foundational things that give people disproportionate bang for their buck when they eat the products day in day out.
- figure out what’s NOT in the product. Most products are loaded with things that are doing damage and there’s a big-time cost.
- eliminate gluten and other inflammatory ingredients used to manipulate taste to addictive levels and/or extend shelf life to drive costs down in global supply chains.
- choose ingredients that would produce a tasty, functional product and work in the gut to enable inside out transformation.
- partner with artisanal bakers willing to experiment with baking methods and ingredients. The star ingredient? Psyllium. In this conversation, you’ll get all the details on prebiotic fiber and the benefits of activated psyllium, a bio-active polysaccharide.
“We went really deep on the benefits of bioactive polysaccharides,” William says. “Polysaccharides are really chains of carbohydrate molecules. This is the carbohydrate-based world and bioactive polysaccharides are those within that world that have been found through research to have some sort of bioactive beneficial property in the human body. And so that is really what underlies everything that’s happening from a psyllium perspective.”
“Psyllium gets all of the shine from an ingredient perspective, but it’s a very simple ingredient list,” William says. “It’s psyllium, eggs, almond flour, golden flax, and then just salt water and baking powder and that’s it.”