White bread is a subject that’s 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.
White bread is by far the most popular because it is mass-produced, especially for supermarkets, and is normally sold at lower cost than better quality breads. Children love it because it doesn’t require so much chewing gum and may be swallowed en masse. Parents appear to like it because the kids complain less about it than they do whole grain breads. However, we live, we are told, in an enlightened age and are becoming more conscious of the importance of what we consume today to our future health and well-being; following decades of trying to shorten our lives through improper diet.
The fact of the matter is that our digestive system does require roughage to function properly. This is even more essential today because so many people lead inactive lives. Where our grandparents used to toil physically to burn up calories and keep their bodies working we, of this generation, don’t lead such an active lifestyle consequently we will need to rely upon diet to maintain body fitness.
It’s necessary to find roughage at every opportunity. This may be accomplished by following the advice of the food pyramid which indicates using whole grain breads rather than white. Additionally, it suggests that we should be increasingly aware of claims that certain white breads are high in fiber; based on USDA we should be eating whole grains in the perfect diet.
Together with your whole grain bread you should include foods from each of the five food groups every day.
- Calcium foods.