Days after a study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said 84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate and potassium iodate, the All India Bread Manufacturers Association, which represents over 90 organised bread manufacturers, said it was “voluntarily withdrawing” the use of potassium bromate.Even if we forget the cancer for now, for anyone who’s even a little health conscious, bread has been a controversial food for a long time, best avoided because of its tendency to take up permanent residence on your backside.
In one study, people on a lower-calorie diet that included whole grains, such as whole wheat bread, lost more belly fat than those who ate only refined grains, such as white bread and white rice. Whole grains provide more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than refined. But overdoing whole wheat bread can add pounds, too.
The immune system tries to neutralize the gliadin and instead damages the intestinal cells. It ruins the normal digestive tract and causes the digestive system to create pain and inflammation in the body. The damage can also cause nutrient deficiencies that may contribute to other symptoms in the body.
Carbohydrates also increase production of serotonin in the brain. When choosing mood-lifting carbs, go for whole grains, such as whole wheat bread or brown rice, rather than processed choices, such as sugar, candy, or even white bread and white rice.
The resulting white flour is nearly all starch, and now contains a small fraction of the nutrients of the original grain. Additionally, the chemical treatments on the grain results in the formation of a byproduct, alloxan—a poison used in the medical research industry to induce diabetes in healthy mice. Alloxan causes diabetes by spinning up enormous amounts of free radicals in pancreatic beta cells, thus destroying them. Beta cells are the primary cell type in areas of your pancreas called islets of Langerhans, and they produce insulin; so if those are destroyed, you develop diabetes.