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FAQ

Can I Freeze Healthy Life Bread?

Yes, we recommend removing as much air as possible by wrapping the bag tightly around the bread to keep out moisture and protect it from freezer burn. The bread will last about 4-6 months in the freezer.

What is the significance of the whole grain stamp on Healthy Life packaging?

The FDA has not set forth guidelines for claims of “excellent source” or “good source” for whole grains as they did for vitamins and minerals. So, in order to inform consumers, the Whole Grains Council created stamps that food companies can display on packaging. These stamps will indicate the amount of whole grains in a serving of the product.

Click here for more information about whole grains, their benefits and the most recent research findings along with further details on the Whole Grain Stamp.

What stores in my city carry your Healthy Life products?

Check “Where to buy Healthy Life” for locations closest to you that sell Healthy Life.

I do not live in the territory shown on your website map. Can I order your bread online?

Yes, we have an online storePlease note that we are unable to ship products to Hawaii, Alaska or California.

How many grams of grains and whole grains should I eat?

According to the current USDA Dietary Guidelines, the amount of grains you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity (see: www.choosemyplate.gov). In general, 1 slice of bread can be considered as a serving or a 1 ounce equivalent from the grains group. One ounce equals 28 grams. The USDA Dietary Guidelines also recommend that at least half of your daily grain intake should be from whole grains.

The following daily grain amounts are recommended:

Total Grains in Ounce-Equivalents Whole Grains in Ounce-Equivalents
Toddlers 12 to 24 Months 1 3/4 to 3 oz. equiv. 1 1/2 to 2 oz. equiv.
Children

2-4 years

5-8 Years

3 to 5 oz equiv.

4 to 6 oz. equiv.

1 1/2 to 3 oz equiv.

2 to 3 oz. equiv.

Girls

9-13 Years

14-18 Years

5 to 7 oz. equiv.

6 to 8 oz equiv.

2 1/2 to 3 1/2 oz equiv.

3 to 4 oz equiv.

Boys

9-13 Years

14-18 Years

5 to 9 oz equiv.

6 to 10 oz equiv.

3 to 4 1/2 oz equiv.

3 to 5 oz. equiv.

Women

19-30 Years

31-59 Years

60+ Years

6 to 8 oz equiv.

5 to 7 oz equiv.

5 to 7 oz equiv.

3 to 4 oz. equiv.

3 to 3 1/2 oz equiv.

3 to 3 1/2 oz equiv.

Men

19-30 Years

31-59 Years

60+ Years

8 to 10 oz. equiv.

7 to 10 oz. equiv.

6 to 9 oz. equiv.

4 to 5 oz equiv.

3 1/2 to 5 oz. equiv.

3 to 4 1/2 oz equiv.

Source: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/grains

*These amounts are appropriate for individuals who get less than 30 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, beyond normal daily activities. Those who are more physically active may be able to consume more while staying within calorie needs.

Are any of your Healthy Life products vegan?

Most of our Healthy Life products are considered vegan, meaning they contain no animal-derived ingredients. However, our Healthy Life Honey Wheat bread contains real honey, and is not considered vegan. In addition, the glycerides, and other ingredients in our Healthy Life products which could come from either animal or plant sources, are all derived from plant-based sources.

Why does the Nutrition Facts panel on my bread say one slice has 3 grams of fiber and 2 slices has 5 grams? The math doesn’t seem correct.

One of the FDA regulations is that all values listed under Nutrition Facts, if they are other than a whole number, must be rounded. Rounding rules are set forth in the labeling laws and dictate what manufacturers must report (to the nearest half, nearest whole number, etc).

As an example, if the fiber in one slice is actually 2.70, this number, since it is closer to 3 than 2, must be rounded to 3. If the fiber in 2 slices is 2.70 + 2.70 (equaling 5.40), the 5.40, since it is closer to 5 than 6, must be rounded to 5.

While this method of calculation can occasionally be confusing, the presumed logic is that it is easier for consumers to mentally add or subtract rounded numbers than numbers carried out to one or two decimal points. Per FDA regulations, you will find this same reporting criteria used on all Nutrition Facts panels on all products.

All Lewis Bakeries nutrition facts panels, ingredient legends and packaging claims follow the rules and regulations regulated by the FDA.

Are your Healthy Life products good for diabetics? For specific weight loss diets (ex: Weight Watchers, etc.)?

We are not qualified to make recommendations concerning medical or physical conditions since our expertise is the baking business. However, if your doctor or dietician recommends specific foods or nutrients as part of a treatment plan, you can print out the Nutrition Facts information on the Healthy Life products and let them advise you on how these specific bakery products would fit in your recommended diet.

Also, if you are following a weight loss diet plan, you can get information from either literature, group leaders or your doctor concerning how to include Healthy Life in your daily/weekly meal planning.

Do your products contain L-cysteine?

We do not have L-cysteine in any of our products. Furthermore, we are not allowed to use this ingredient with the Kosher certification that we have on many of our products. 

Are any of the Healthy Life products considered Kosher?

The following Healthy Life products are Kosher:

  • Healthy Life 100%  Whole Wheat Bread
  • Healthy Life White Bread
  • Healthy Life Honey Wheat Bread
  • Healthy Life 8-Pack Wheat Sandwich Buns
  • Healthy Life 8-Pack Wheat Hot Dog Buns
  • Healthy Life 4-Pack English Muffins
  • Healthy Life 4-Pack Whole Grain English Muffins

Is the salt used in your products iodized?

The salt used in our products is not iodized.

What is the difference between Total Carbohydrates and Net Carbohydrates?

Total carbohydrates is the combined total of all carbohydrates in the product. Net carbohydrates does not include the carbohydrates that are not absorbed into the blood stream, therefore they do not affect your glycemic level. This includes dietary fiber and Allulose, the sweetener used in our Keto products. To calculate Net Carbohydrates, you subtract dietary fiber and any sugars not absorbed into the blood stream from the Total Carbohydrates.