A heart surgeon has suggested that most of the bread we consume every day is not actually that good for us.
While it might seem obvious – most people know that an entire loaf of tiger bread won’t go down to well with their stomachs or self-esteem – cardiologist Steven Gundrey recommends just one type of bread is actually good for us and it’s basically not even bread. staying away from ‘lectins’. While many people go gluten-free for fear of bloating and inflammation, gluten is just one variety of a lectin – a toxic, plant-based protein which is found in wheat and also many gluten-free products.
Lectins, which are also found in many fruit and vegetables, ingested “they incite a kind of chemical warfare on our bodies” which can cause inflammatory reactions leading to weight gain and other health conditions. apparently one of the only varieties of bread which does not contain lectins is a brand called ‘Barely Bread’. The bread contains no grains what so ever so fits in with his lectin-free mantra.
Barely Bread contains a blend of almond, seed and coconut flowers and absolutely no grains. A recent study actually suggested gluten free products can lead to obesity as they tend to contain a significantly higher energy content including more fatty acids and lipids than their gluten counterparts. However, Barely Bread “ isn’t exactly like real bread” more like a “cloud bread” due its airy texture. In fact, the best way to enjoy it is char it on both sides in the toaster and “mash some avocado on top and you’ll barely taste the difference”. Hmm.
Article credit: The Independent
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