Bread is delicious and it goes wonderfully with a variety of foods. But due to the fact that it contains gluten and it’s filled with carbs, more and more people are trying to exclude it from their diets. But is bread really dangerous for your diet? Can consuming it make you put on pounds, or affect your health? To find out, read the following lines.
How the carbs in bread affect your diet
If you plan on losing weight, the carbs in bread will slow the weight loss process. On the other hand, if you want to build muscles, you need to consume bread precisely due to the fact that it contains carbs. Therefore, your decision of eating bread should be based on the type of diet that you follow. Of course, even if you want to build muscle mass, you should avoid consuming large amounts of bread. Otherwise, the carbs will spike your blood sugar levels, leading to serious health issues.
Gluten and your health
A lot of people suffer from gluten intolerance. When they consume bread that contains gluten, they start to feel tired, bloated, and they might even get abdominal pains. Unfortunately, a lot of store-bought loaves of bread are said to be gluten free, when they’re actually not. If you’re gluten intolerant, it’s more than clear that eating bread which you don’t prepare yourself could put both your diet and your health in danger. Therefore, prepare gluten-free bread yourself to be sure that you won’t be faced with unpleasant consequences.
Other harmful ingredients in bread that are dangerous for your diet
Other harmful ingredients that are found in store-bought bread and that present a danger to your diet and health are sugar and fructose corn syrup. They cause many side effects, including canceling all of your weight loss efforts. Therefore, if you want to follow a healthy diet that won’t make you gain weight, avoid consuming bread that contains these ingredients.
Prepare healthy homemade bread with the T-fal PF311E ActiBread bread maker
Bread can be very good for your diet, but only consumed in small amounts, and when it’s prepared with the right ingredients. Therefore, if you don’t want to exclude bread from your diet, use the T-fal PF311E ActiBread bread maker to prepare healthy homemade bread. This machine comes with 15 programmable settings that include the healthy gluten-free bread and whole wheat bread. It offers 3 loaf sizes to choose from, which are 1, 1 and a half, and 2 pounds. Also, you can choose between 3 different crust settings, including dark, medium, or light. It features a delayed start of up to 15 hours. In addition, it features a digital LCD display that makes this bread maker easy to use.