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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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