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The Truth about Bread

Bread, in all its various forms, is the most widely consumed food in the world and a diet staple in many different cultures.

The Truth:

Contrary to popular belief, bread is not inherently fattening and it’s in fact a healthy way to access a wide variety of vital nutrients.

When eaten in moderation (just like anything else!), it can be an important part of a nutrient-dense and well-balanced diet, even if fat loss is the ultimate goal. Bread can be a low-fat, low-sugar source of energy that provides a variety of vitamins and minerals and can help with satiety and appetite control.

It was found in a research that people who had three servings of whole grains in their daily diet had a much lower risk of coronary heart disease as a result of getting more fiber than those who predominantly ate products made of refined grains.

The culprit is refined white bread, or enriched wheat vs. true 100% whole wheat or sprouted grain breads.  Nutritious bread like the latter is good for you, the white flour kind is basically junk food.

Final advice:

It is true that whole grain breads are better for you than breads made with refined grains. They contain more nutrients and fiber. Bread made with soaked and sprouted grains may also be less bad for you than regular bread.

The best advice would be to stay away from any sort of processed foods and start reading the ingredients on the product label. Processed foods cause gut inflammation and inflammation is the starting point for most known diseases.

Wheat bread is made of wheat flour, another name for refined white flour, so always look for 100% whole wheat as the primary ingredient in your breads.