Bread: The evil in our blood stream
Bread is a staple food which about ninety-five percent of the world populace consumes on a daily basis, the few exception are those who are diabetics patients, people suffering from carbohydrates intolerants and high obesity that needs to be control.
Also the essential protein in bread triggers coeliac disease which is caused by lack of Lysine in bread.
Wheat contains 71% carbohydrates, 13%Proteins,13% water, 1.5%dieetary fiber and fats, all of which is about 25% of them is lost during refining of Wheat flour.
Bread actually do not contain all the essential nutrient as most people think, during bread production and process, about 25% of the protein and dietary fiber nutrient is lost which then makes bread significantly low in nutrient.
Also, the real bread which contains essential nutrient is called Bran Bread… Wheat Bran bread, which of course is the major bread available in South Africa or other developed countries, for Africa countries like Nigeria, you might really want to know that the bread we consume here are almost of no use to your body system that to fill your belly.
Nutritional fact for Wheat bran bread.
Calories : 140
Total Fat : 4 grams
Saturated Fat : 2 grams
Cholesterol : 20 milligrams
Sodium : 190 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates : 24 grams
Sugar : 4 grams
Dietary Fiber : 4 grams
Protein : 5 grams
The normal bread we consume in Nigeria is not close in function to whole wheat bread, it’s a shafty part of wheat which is used for the production of most flour used in bread production in Nigeria. Since most bread in Nigeria is white bread you might really consider doing yourself some good by reducing your consumption or stopping it.
Below is good fact gotten from a research done on Wheat bread by Dr. Maureen Namkoong, RD .
Noshing on white bread comes with a side of health risks. Yes, that means baguettes, bagels, and pizza, too.
One of the easiest swaps you can make for a major health boost is ditching refined flour in favor of whole wheat.
It is better to stop than reduce eating white bread.
I will be discussing five reasons you should stop eating white bread.
Little nutritional value. Yes, food is delicious, but at the end of the day we are eating for one reason: to nourish our bodies. And white bread made with refined flour fails to accomplish this goal. “When a grain is refined, such as in the making of flour for white bread, the outermost and innermost layers of the grain are removed. This removes the fiber and some (25 percent) protein, leaving behind the starch,” says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD,
You may see “enriched flour” on the label. While this flour has had some nutrients like B vitamins and iron added back in after the refining process, it’s still lower in fiber and protein than whole-wheat flour. Opting for whole-grain varieties carries with it a dose of healthy fiber and more protein, adding a nutritional boost to meals.
Erratic blood-sugar levels. “Since it’s low in the fiber and protein that helps to slow digestion, white bread is digested and absorbed rapidly. This leads to blood sugar’s rising quickly,” says Palinski-Wade. This spike — and subsequent crash — in blood sugar not only leads to irritability, but will leave you headed to the vending machine for a pick-me-up. Increases risk of type-2 diabetes. “When blood sugar elevates rapidly, excess insulin is released into the bloodstream to push the sugar into the cell,” says Palinski-Wade.
“When this occurs on a regular basis, cells become more insulin resistant, making it harder over time to control blood-glucose (sugar) levels. Research published in 2010 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports this, finding that people who consumed several servings of whole grains per day — and limited intake of refined grains — had less of a type of fat that increases risk of type 2 diabetes.
Weight gain. After eating refined carbohydrates like white bread, the surplus of sugar in your bloodstream — unless immediately utilized for activity — tends to be stored as fat in the body. Plus, the blood-sugar crash will leave you hungry soon after ingesting, so you’ll be reaching for another snack. “Rapid digestion can increase hunger and cravings, leading to a lack of satiety after eating, which may result in increased caloric intake at the end of the day,” says Palinski-Wade.
Symptoms of depression.
It may taste good going down, but that white bread can negatively affect your mood. New research published in the June 2015 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found a link between the consumption of refined carbohydrates — like white bread — and depression in post-menopausal women. The same hormonal response that causes blood-sugar levels to drop can also cause mood swings, fatigue, and other symptoms.
Next time you decided to eat bread, you might really want to do yourself a favour to trying to ditch it… Do something better for your system.