Bread is a staple food in the West, which supplies 20 % of the total food calories around the world. It has become most important part of the Western diet. You can’t think about food without bread and its products.
Though homemade bread is loaded with essential nutrients that can boost overall functioning of your health, processed bread isn’t something you must ingest regularly.
Potassium Bromate is included in making bread, as it makes the dough stronger and to get whiter bread. However, International Agency for Research on Cancer stated that use of this ingredient in bread can results in carcinogenic risk. (1)
What happens to your body, when you stop consuming bread? Below mentioned are uses of avoiding bread.
Health Benefits of Not Eating Bread
#1. Boost Energy
Ingesting bread can drain energy and result in chronic inflammation and joint pain.
Gluten, a protein in bread can’t be digested properly all the time. People who’re sensitive to it can face issues, because according to researchers we don’t have any enzyme to break this protein.
So, stopping its consumption can actually overcome this problem and boost energy.
#2. Helps to Lose Weight
People who’re looking to lose weight are often recommended to cut bread from their diet. (2)
Because, each gram of refined carbohydrates in bread accumulates about 3-4 grams of water, which will make you feel large and bloated.
White bread can make your body to store fat in abdominal region, resulting in belly fat. (3)
So avoiding white bread will help to lose weight.
#3. Improves Digestion
People who repeatedly experience digestive issues like bloating, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea are found to ingest more white bread.
Wheat and gluten heavy meal is hard to digest and it may result in allergic reaction.
So, avoiding it will improve your digestive system.
#4. Controls Appetite
Starchy endosperm present in white bread quickly gets converted to glucose resulting in rinse in blood sugar levels.
So, eating bread can make you get hungry quickly and increase the desire for crabs.
Lack of fiber and nutrients in the white bread also makes you feel dull throughout the day.
Skip bread for a month and see the positive change.