White bread is a subject that is constantly being raised in recent times when such things as intestinal and bowel problems arise. The common belief is that it acts like a glue once inside the intestines and prevents waste taking its normal course. I’m yet to see conclusive evidence but there is a mass of circumstantial evidence to back every forecast.
White bread is by far the most popular as it’s mass-produced, especially for supermarkets, and is usually sold at lower price than better quality breads. Children love it because it doesn’t require so much chewing gum and can be swallowed en masse. Parents appear to like it since the children complain less about it than they do whole animal control company. But we live, we are told, in an enlightened age and are becoming more conscious of the importance of what we eat today to our future wellbeing and well-being; after decades of attempting to shorten our lives through inappropriate diet.
The simple fact of the matter is that our digestive system does need roughage to function properly. This is even more necessary today because so many individuals lead inactive lives. Where our grandparents used to toil physically to burn up calories and keep their bodies working we, of this generation, do not lead such an active lifestyle therefore we will need to rely upon diet to keep body fitness.
It’s vital to find roughage at every opportunity. This can be accomplished by following the advice of the food pyramid and that suggests using whole grain breads rather than white. It also means that we should be increasingly aware of claims that white breads are high in fiber; based on USDA we should be eating whole grains at the ideal diet.
Together with your entire grain bread you should include foods from each of the five food groups every day. The groups are:
- Calcium foods.