Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Why you should be saying no to shop-bought bread

It’s easy, it’s flexible, it’s convenient and it tastes good. What could be wrong with buying bread? It’s just flour and water… right?

Wrong. Unfortunately shop-bought bread is highly processed and often contains toxic ingredients that your body just shouldn’t be going near. The problem is, manufacturers want to produce as much bread in the shortest possible time so they can be the most profitable. This means speeding up the bread-making process by using chemical dough conditioners such as azodicarbonamide, which are linked to many health issues.

What’s more, shop-bought bread contains preservatives to prevent spoilage, artificial colorings and flavorings, GMO products such as soy oil and the unnecessary amount of added sugar. All these added ingredients make what you thought was a healthy and nutritious sandwich into a toxic nightmare. In fact, the bread isn’t really bread at all; it’s just a bunch of chemical ingredients combined to create a bread-like consistency.

That’s probably why you’ve heard people say that eating bread is fattening. This is because the refined white flour that’s used in commercial products means that our body metabolizes it like it does a sugar, causing our insulin levels to spike. We are therefore left feeling hungry soon after while our body thinks we just ate a great big sugary snack.

But I only buy whole wheat bread…

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