that white bread was bad for you and lacked nutrition and was higher in “glu” ten..which personally I think is one of the reason so many people have issues with wheat flour. The whole GMO thing, thats another topic.
Then one day doing a little wandering and research I came upon a whole new story on “white.” I did not even think about the potential chemical additives. Every time I ate bread, I would think of mom in the kitchen baking, the wonderful aroma and the thought of that crunchy crust on the end piece that a few of us would have dibs on. Rare though it is in my life to eat white bread, or bread at all, I will buy focaccia or baguette and they happen to be white, when I have company for dinner. Well I will think about that a little longer before I do that again, after the shocking information I read.
Why are Refined Grains Harmful?
1. They are excessively starchy.
2. They are practically devoid of natural fiber.
3. There can be up to approximately 25 different chemicals that are added to refined grains and breads products. A few of those are
Azocarbonamide, which is a foaming agent used in plastic manufacturing, as a component of explosives, and also as a treatment of flours, grains, and rice. It is banned in Australia and the UK.
4. Grains are fumigated..
5. They are “enriched” with synthetic vitamins. Synthetic vitamins are made from coal tar, which your body does not know what to do with.
5. Bleaching chemicals are used.
6. Artificial colorings and flavorings are used.
7. They are nutritionally imbalanced.
Because refined grain products are nutritionally imbalanced, they are responsible for contributing to several degenerative diseases. Because of the altered phosphorous-calcium balance in these products, calcium is leached from the bones and teeth. Sugar and refined grain products are the primary causes for tooth decay in this country, as well as being the major cause of brittle bones in the elderly is the ingestion of refined grains an sugar.
This information and more can be found on Amazing Discoveries
Don’t let yourself be fooled by the labelling on breads and so forth as they will call something whole grain and so many people assume it is healthy. Read the label and you will find that many of these so called healthy choices are not so healthy and contain refined grains and sugars.
Another manipulation of the food industry to sell you substandard or nutritionally bankrupt. The reason for this is their interest is much higher in shelf life than selling you something that is actually beneficial to your health.
No wonder it has been suggested that the children of today will not outlive their parents. Parents, if there is one thing you can control, it’s what your chidren eat. Once they get over the fact that you are not going to give in to the whining , the whining will stop and when they start to get more nutrition, they will feel better and actually start to like it.
What’s more important, giving in, to giving them what is not going to support their health or standing strong in making sure they get the nutrition they need to become healthy , strong young adults that are educated through better nutrition? Giving them a life growing up with good nutrition and supplementation will give them a foundation and increase their odds for good health. This starts with you! If you start your day without, and continue your day with whatever, by the time it is time to drive home from work, you have nothing left to even think of good nutrition for yourself or your kids and then you all end up with days out of the week that are truly not supportive for their long term health. Like a bank account you need to put in more than you take out. So lets try the 80/20 rule at least.
Yippee to better health, eliminating obesity and improving nutrition. Not to mention brains that function better.