10:03 19 September 2012
For years, many Brits believed bread was one of the most unhealthy foods to eat. This is because of several warnings that claim eating bread can result to bloating, fatigue, stomach pains, and headaches.
As a result, bread consumption has been dropping since the late 1970s. Based on research that the Mail Online relate to, people used to consume at least 2.2lb of bread per week in 1974 when bread was a staple of the British diet. After bread went through a serious image crisis, bread consumption by regular Brits dropped to 700g per week.
Bread lovers will be happy to know that based on recent scientific studies, it has been revealed that not eating bread can be more dangerous! This is based on the fact that the consumer misses out on vital minerals and vitamins found in each loaf.
The studies also dispel reports that wheat allergies are on the rise. Also, they have proven that although Britons have dramatically lessened their bread consumption for the last 40 years, problems with obesity are still on the rise, giving proof that bread isn’t to blame for weight problems.
Lead researcher Dr Aine O'Connor is quoted by the Mail Online saying: “Health professionals need to dispel the myths. Bread is an important source of nutrition.”
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