Reason #4: Digestion issues
Gluten, as we alluded to above, can cause different digestive problems. Whole grain bread contains a significant element — fiber — while flour products don’t have this. 5-6 slices of whole grain bread per day provide you with enough fiber to meet the daily norm. If you want to get this norm by eating fruits and vegetables, you’d have to eat 14 apples, 21 carrots, 25 tomatoes, or around 5 lbs of cucumbers.
Reason #3: Premature aging
As you already know, white bread is a product that contains no beneficial substances. Eating foods that contain no vitamins makes it impossible for our body to stay young. So those who love refined flour products tend to look older than they actually are.
Reason #2: Addiction
Bread is like a drug. White flour causes the level of sugar in the blood to rise and, as a result, the level of insulin rises. When you eat a slice of bread, your blood sugar rises fast, but then it drops fast and you start feeling worse and want to eat more fast carbs to make yourself feel better. Such drastic changes in blood sugar levels can even lead to diabetes.
Reason #1: Excess weight and obesity
For many people, this can be the number one reason to quit eating food with refined flour. More than 70% of people who stop eating bread lose weight within first 2 weeks. One medium-sized slice of bread contains 0.6 g of fiber, and the other ingredients turn into body fat. The glycemic index for bread is even higher than for chocolate. And the starch contained in pastries breaks down in the digestive tract and turns into glucose that enters the bloodstream, which means it’ll make you feel hungry soon.
Be careful and always read the ingredients before buying a product.
Are you ready to stop eating bread?