Ever wonder (ha-ha…wonder bread!) if bread is as bad as people make it out to be?
If you don’t suffer from a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease then bread it’s as evil as it’s made out to be! Our bodies run on carbohydrates and fat for fuel so bread can be an important source of fuel – but in moderation of course!
So you don’t have to give up the bread to be healthy – but you do have to choose your bread wisely. Not all breads are created equal (hint, hint white bread).
The recommendation is to opt for whole grain bread. The key word here is “whole” since it means that all parts of the grain is intact (which you want because that means all the nutrients, healthy carbohydrates and healthy fats are intact too!).
Wheat and white bread has had its grain stripped of all the good stuff your body needs – so you’re just left with chemicals and sugar really (stuff your body doesn’t need).
Whole grain bread has carbs that provide a slow-releasing form of energy and this helps you feel satisfied longer.
You’ll want to find breads that state “100% whole grain” clearly on the packaging.
Now this isn’t a free pass to chow down on a load of bread – it’s still about moderation! Eating too much bread (or anything really) can play with your blood sugar. Carbs are available in other foods like fruits and vegetables.
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