Bread, in its many forms, whether it’s waffles, pancakes, croissants, or the comforting slice (or stack) of toast, is an easy go-to for many busy people—but according to some experts, Bread It is not easy to digest, and overeating may harm the body.
Dr. Fukushima Masatsugu, a Japanese gastroenterologist, confirms in his book “Don’t Eat Bread for Breakfast” that bread that appears easy to digest is poor for digestion Stomach, overeating may harm the body. Bread can cause your blood sugar level to spike, and its high carbohydrate content can upset the balance of the autonomic nervous system and lead to a “carbohydrate vicious cycle,” leading to obesity.
Fukushima further explains:
- The gluten in bread hinders digestion and absorption, which can lead to disease
A high percentage of protein in flour is gluten protein, and the mucous membrane of the small intestine absorbs gluten protein without fully digesting it. When this sticky substance reaches the small intestine, it tangles with the villi of the small intestine. When this occurs, the digestion and absorption of nutrients may be disrupted and lead to stomach pain or allergies.
- Toast may cause a variety of illnesses
When you bake or toast bread at high temperatures, sugar and protein can combine to form harmful substances called Advanced glycation end products (AGE), which damage proteins in the body. Ages are found in the burnt brown part of the surface of toast and pancakes. Primary risk factors for GERD can be complications from diabetes and inflammatory symptoms in blood vessels, kidneys, muscles, and other vital organs. Similarly, grilled food can lead to heart and brain diseases. If AGEs continue to accumulate in the body, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, and cancers may occur.
- incomplete digestion
Food stays in the stomach and small intestine in order to Six to eight hours. Gastroscopy shows that meat, which is often thought of as being tough on our digestive system, leaves almost no residue in the stomach. On the contrary, bread, rice, udon noodles and other carbohydrate-rich foods leave the most undigested food in the system and can cause burden on the body when accumulated.
- Excess eating carbohydrates It causes high blood sugar
The flour used for baking is high in carbohydrates. It is contained in 100 grams (2 slices) of white bread 45 grams of carbohydrates. In response to a carbohydrate-rich meal, the body excretes Cortisol and adrenaline, And the efficiency of sugar absorption is high, especially in the morning. Eating bread for breakfast can lead to a rapid increase in your intake blood sugar levels– Its variability can damage blood vessels and lead to serious diseases, such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and stroke.
Dr. Tai Ting En, head of the Department of Urology at the Affiliated Hospital of Taipei Medical University, said, “Eating too much bread will lead to a sharp increase in blood sugar. The human body secretes cortisol and adrenaline in the morning, so the sugar absorption rate is high. So eating Bread in the morning will cause high blood sugar fluctuations within one to two hours of meals, which can be harmful to our health.”
What’s even more troubling is that carbohydrates disrupt our functioning Autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic nerves, which are active during the day, stimulate blood circulation and inhibit digestion. The parasympathetic nerves, which are active at night, will help the body to rest, slow the heartbeat and promote digestion at the same time. Both are part of the autonomic nervous system.
If you eat too much sugar as soon as you wake up, your autonomic nervous system will be disturbed and cause a biological imbalance. Tai reminded people to maintain a balanced diet and regular eating schedule and to avoid eating burnt toast.
A group of doctors and nutritionists in the United States has been studying the effects of aging on food. the Research Originally published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and PubMed Central on June 1, 2010.
The study concluded that AGEs in food represent pathogenic compounds associated with chronic diseases. The clinical report revealed that AGEs are formed more in foods that are grilled, roasted, or cooked at high temperatures than in non-broiled food.
Any processed food or fatty products will lead to a higher level of AGEs in the body. The study also showed that people can reduce their intake of AGEs by adding fish, whole grains, vegetables and fruits to their diets.
In an interview with The Epoch Times, Taye said, “Patients should look for a balanced, nutritional daily food intake. While you can still enjoy bread every now and then, I recommend the Mediterranean diet. You can also substitute white bread for whole grain bread.” In addition, you can include other whole wheat products, fresh vegetables, fruits, and greens in your daily meals.The Mediterranean diet is healthier than foods that are high in calories. [amounts of] Oil and sodium.”