The Daily Mail: Bread not direct cause of excess weight

February 16, 2024  10:40

UK dietitians Helen Bond and Azmina Govindji have told The Daily Mail that bread does not usually cause bloating in most people. Also, this product is not a direct cause of weight gain.

Many people cut bread out of their diet because of concerns about weight gain and bloating, Bond said. According to the dietitian, celiac disease—that is, intolerance to grain protein and gluten—occurs in one in a hundred. Wheat can sometimes cause bloating in some people with sensitive intestines. However, bread is safe for most people.

Factory-packaged bread is classified as an ultra-processed food. Nonetheless, not all types of bread have a negative effect on health, despite the presence of emulsifiers and preservatives. Bond noted that wholemeal bread can be an excellent addition to a balanced diet.

Dietitian Azmina Govindji also said that there is no need to be afraid of fresh grain bread, which is sold in supermarkets. It is important to eat bread in moderation to avoid gaining weight. Lovers of white bread have little fiber, and they can eat it with sunflower seeds. This will provide the body with necessary dietary fibers.

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