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June 30, 2014 at 8:00 AMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Study: Even a LITTLE White Bread Can be a Bad Thing

By Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, MD More Blogs by This Author

Are you still eating white bread?  Research recently presented at the “Ongoing European Congress On Obesity” demonstrated that people, who on average eat two or more servings of white bread per day, have a 40 percent higher risk of being obese.  Interestingly people who ate whole grain bread were not at increased risk.

A lot of white bread eaters don’t realize this, but your body does an awesome job of quickly turning white bread into sugar.  White bread causes spikes in your blood sugar levels, which increase the chances of diabetes, weight gain, and rebound low blood sugar episodes.

The fiber that is naturally found in whole grain breads helps slow down your body’s breakdown of the bread into sugar.  This promotes healthier blood sugar levels, and promotes a healthier weight.

The fiber also helps protect against colon cancer.

Are you ready for the switch?

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