Why You Should Never Ever Eat Store Bought Bread

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You just read this headline and already you are thinking “What? Forget about bread? I don’t care what this article says; I’m not giving up my favorite bread.” These feelings are understandable; after all, as long as you aren’t gluten intolerant, what is wrong with bread? It’s easy, it’s flexible, it tastes good, and it’s very convenient. It’s just some flour, water, yeast, maybe an egg, right? What’s wrong with that?

If only it were that simple! Keep reading. After you read this, if you decide that you still want your store bought bread, no one will stop you, but chances are good that after this article you will change your mind about your “favorite” bread.

Store bought bread is a highly processed product that is loaded with toxic ingredients that no one should be putting in their body. Seriously. In fact, one of the main problems with bread is that manufacturers want to make as much bread as possible in the shortest amount of time. This is what makes their bread more profitable. In order to do this, they cut the time involved by using things like dough conditioners (such as Azodicarbonamide, that famous ingredient which is also used to make yoga mats) which are linked to various health problems.

On top of this, store bought bread is simply loaded with preservatives to prevent it from spoiling. It’s also full of artificial flavors, artificial colors, unneeded sugar, and GMO products such as soy oil. These kinds of additives take what should be a healthy and nutritious food and turn it into a chemical laden, toxic, and potentially dangerous thing.

One of the main problems with bread in America is that we eat far too much of it. Think about it: bagels or toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, rolls or pasta for dinner. That’s a whole lot of flour in one day. We haven’t even addressed snack foods such as cookies, donuts, crackers, and cake.


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Okay, so everyone says that bread is fattening. This is because the flour they use in store bought bread is super refined white flour (read more about why Americans are so fat). Many flours have been treated with as many as 60 different chemicals (all approved by the FDA) before it hits your supermarket. Your body metabolizes this the exact same way it does sugar, which means that it raises your blood sugar levels, causing your insulin to spike in a big way. This is why we feel hungry soon after eating these kinds of breads: our body thinks we just ate something similar to a big jar of jelly beans!

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  • Donz0

    I buy “Dave’s Killer Bread” which is made with organic whole grain and non-GMO products. Google it and see if it is sold in one of your local grocery stores.

  • the article talks a good line, but I think it’s all just B.S….

    yes, homemade bread is & will always be, healthier, but for there to be this many toxins in the grocery store breads?

    Reminds me of chicken little running about the farmyard screaming, “THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!”.

    For the record, I have no beef with this website nor its owner(s);

    but I believe this is one article that needs to be deep 6.

    The writer gives no real evidence of the claims they make, he/she just gives us their word that it be true…

    I will never trust the word of anyone that I do not know personally. Trust is something that must be earned….it is never given lightly.

    • Kathleen Boyle

      James, Do your investigation on line just for your own benefit, it will be the smartest most serious thing you will ever do, your life depends on it, , Don’t ever say you weren’t warned

    • FollowTheMoneyTrailDotCom

      Funny thing the ingredients you buy at the store to make homemade bread (the flour, for instance) is the same factory made flour the store bought bread was made with… Same for the yeast….

      So unless you’re growing your own wheat, fertilized with your own poop, you’re getting those “corporation” made food.

      What a joke.

  • Kathleen Boyle

    The article wasn’t done well, they didn’t name the preservatives, or the conditioner and didn’t say what the other ingredient was in the caramel coloring….I for one believe this article, I wish I didn’t but it’s all true, America’s food supply is VERY TOXIC…Isn’t it strange that the FDA is Run by a drug company? We the people have been sold out…This Country is only interested in money and sales, We are all slowly dying….that’s why we’re not paying attention…….Good Luck people…

  • ccrsedona

    In Europe, they use the whole wheat, non GMO. It has the wheat oil, and even people from the USA that are”Gluten Intolerant” in most cases have no ill effects from eating the wheat products there. No processing, period. Thanks to the FDA here in the good old USA, WE get adulterated wheat and GMO crops, not to mention all the secret and unlisted chemicals, pesticides they douse us with in most produce. Celiac my ass.

  • ccrsedona

    I forgot to include this link, for further explanation, of what true whole wheat is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole-wheat_flour

  • Mary

    I cannot agree more. I stopped buying bread three years ago and everyday cook fresh bread at home in 15 minutes. As the result I am much healthier and saved lots of money that I used to buy breads.