Bread is a staple but not all bread is the same. There are varieties, such as the white plan, which are made with refined flour composed mainly of starch that, when in contact with saliva, quickly transforms into sugar.

The most fattening bread, do you know what it is?

From the time we get up until we go to bed, bread is present in all our meals. If we do not start the day with a toast, we will surely have a sandwich afterwards or accompany lunch and / or dinner with a piece. Bread is very present in the daily diet of people living in Spain. However, in recent years many experts they have begun to advise against this food.

How can a lifelong product be bad? Not all breads harm us, but It is true that the vast majority of those we meet do us no good. This is because they are made with refined flours. That is to say, the flour with which these breads have been cooked comes from a wheat from which the bran has been removed. Although it may seem silly, this makes a difference.

At first glance a bread made with whole flour is darker than the white bread that results from refined flours. Of course, the color is not always a decisive proof that the type of flour that has been used contains all the parts of the wheat. What we must do is check that the bread we buy is marketed as integral. This guarantees that the flour with which it is made contains that bran.

Refined flours

But, Why is this bread better than the white one we eat every day? The carbohydrates in refined flour bread are quickly simplified in our digestive system. In fact, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, epidemiologist at the University of Navarra and author of the book Health for sure explains that, practically, white bread turns into sugar in contact with our saliva.

While we all know that reducing sugar in our diet to improve our health, many of us are unaware that we are taking it indirectly through other products. This is the case with white bread. After taking it, your carbohydrates are quickly converted to glucose And, in the same way, this substance is absorbed into the bloodstream in a very short period of time.

To stabilize the level of glucose in the blood, the pancreas must produce a good amount of insulin. This is an important effort for this organ that can have consequences in the long run: or it may happen that the pancreas stops making the necessary insulin, or our cells can become resistant to this hormone. In these two cases, we will manifest diabetes. Foods that raise sugar levels a lot in a short time – those with a high glycemic index – also promote overweight.

More than bread

Both the loaves of bread, and picks, scolds or any other product made from white bread has this effect. Switching to whole grain breads is especially important if we don’t do a lot of sports in our day-to-day lives. However, these breads only contain wheat flour, water, yeast and salt. There is another very common type of bread in the supermarket that makes this list of ingredients more fattening.

The staple product of toast and sandwiches, sliced ​​bread, is one of the worst options we can add to our basket. The vast majority of them are made with the same refined flours as normal bread: hence its immaculate white color. Therefore, we can expect that they also have a high glycemic index: all, except those that are made with 100% whole grain flours.

However, sliced ​​breads have another problem and that is that to make them they need more ingredients than loaf bread and they are not precisely healthy. A large part of them contain added sugars, but also vegetable fats that tend to be of poorer quality than olive oil. In addition, they contain various additives that, while safe, Ingredient overload makes this product ultra-processed. In other words, a product related to being overweight and even with higher mortality, as explained in this article in EL ESPAÑOL.

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