𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲
“𝑅𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ-𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑙𝑦 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑠𝑢𝑔𝑎𝑟 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑠, 𝑝𝑢𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑡 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑘 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑠”
The benefits of eating 100% whole-wheat or whole-grain far surpass just the taste. Eating whole-grain foods within an overall healthy diet helps to lower your risk for many diseases, including:
- Heart disease
- Colorectal cancer
Whole-grains are also rich in protein, fiber, B vitamins and many other nutrients that help to lower blood pressure, reduce gum disease, strengthen the immune system and help control weight. The Whole Grains Council reports that benefits are greatest with at least three servings per day, but every whole grain helps
Most other bread is made with grains that have been finely milled. The resulting flour is whiter and lighter — in more ways than one.
Not only does this refined flour look whiter and bake fluffier, but it also falls short of many of the nutrients essential to optimum health. Whole-grains begin as a whole grain kernel: bran, germ, endosperm.
The milling process mechanically removes the bran, which is the fiber-rich outer layer of the grain and contains B vitamins and other minerals. Milling also removes the second germ layer, which is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. In the end, what’s left is the starchy center, which is ground into flour for various baking purposes. -- Source: ClevelandClinic.org