Why You Should Never Eat White Bread

Whole grains are made of three layers. The outermost layer has the most fiber, the middle layer has the most nutrients, and the inner layer is mostly starch. White bread is made up only of the inner layer of the grains, and so it lacks the fiber and nutrients that whole grain breads contain.

The grain, stripped of its two outer layers, is then put through a high-speed mill in order to grind it up. These mills produce a lot of heat, which depletes even more nutrients from the already processed grains.

Once the grain is ground into flour, it is bleached. One common chemical used to bleach white flour is chlorine oxide. Chlorine oxide is a powerful irritant that is dangerous to inhale, and yet it is used to make food.

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