the years white bread has been labeled as harmful for health and wellness. TV
nutritionists and health campaigners have referred to white bread as a 'demon'
but contrary to the adverse publicity, white bread is a rich source of minerals
recent research published in British Nutrition Foundation has rejected the age
old myth that white bread can lead to bloating, increase in weight and wheat
Aine O'Connor, the lead researcher mentioned, "Health professionals need to
dispel the myths. Bread is an important source of nutrition."
O'Connor stated that though white bread consumption is decreasing in Great
Britain, yet obesity remains the major health concern. This reveals the fact
that bread intake is not to be blamed for obesity.
bread can help consumers to meet their daily requirements for many nutrients,
including micronutrients for which there is evidence of low intake in some
groups in the UK, such as zinc and calcium' according to this nutrition
O'Connor further added, "Wheat allergies have not risen even though many people
incorrectly believe that they suffer from wheat intolerance due to what they
are being told about bread."
conducted in 2010 highlighted that people consuming pasta and white bread are
twice more likely to suffer heart disease than those eating a more balanced
O'Connor, A. (2012), An overview of the role of
bread in the UK diet. Nutrition Bulletin, 37: 193-212. doi: