In Nigeria, bread is one of the most consumed foods. However, regular consumption of bread is quite harmful to the body.
Here are some reasons why you should reduce your bread consumption:
1. Increases blood sugar level
Eating processed carbs spike your blood sugar, surges insulin and thereafter your blood sugar crashes.
2. Difficult to digest
The lack of starch in bread causes it to turn into a sticky, gluey mass when mixed with the digestive juice in the stomach. And it also stays in the system for long causing a toxic build up in the body.
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3. Accelerates weight gain
Bread contains mostly highly-processed, simple carbohydrates, refined sugar and preservatives which can make you put on loads of weight.
4. Contains anti-nutrients
Bread is made of grains which can be bad for your stomach. It can cause inflammation of the stomach lining, making it difficult to absorb nutrients in the food we eat.
5. Might contain dangerous chemicals
Due to the different ways in which bread is made, it might contain different flour treating agents which can be dangerous to the body in the long run, such as potassium bromate, saccharine and iodate.
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