In Ghana, bread is one of the favorite snacks of the Ghanaian people. However, researchers have found out that bread is nutritionally deficient when compared to other foods like fruits and vegetables. It is high in calories and carbohydrates, but it is deficient in protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals. As a result, consuming too much of it is unhealthy.
Persons with the following health conditions need not to eat bread at all, unless prescribed by a medical expert.
Bread consumption raises the risk of obesity, which raises the risk of getting diabetes. This is accurate because, ‘normal’ bread is prepared with sugar and highly processed white flour. All diabetics should limit their bread consumption or stop the consumption of bread.
#2. Celiac disease
It is a specific type of gluten sensitivity. An autoimmune disorder called celiac disease can be brought on by consuming gluten. It is also known as gluten intolerance. Your immune system reacts to gluten-containing foods if you have celiac disease. If you have this condition and consuming gluten-containing foods, such as bread or cereal, you risk developing life-threatening symptoms.
#3. Heart disease
Refined or processed carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, low-fiber breakfast cereals, and others, can be harmful to the heart. Avoid eating bread if you have a cardiac or heart condition.
It is advisable to stay away from bread if you have any of the above mentioned health conditions.
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