I've been doing a bit of research on junk foods that are harming us and making some of the UK population fat. The first thing I found out about was Fructose, a man made sweetener made from American Corn Syrup that is twice as sweet as sugar and 1/3 of the price, so it is now being used in just about everything from soft drinks to cakes, spreads, salad creams, sauces and loads more. This problem with it is that it is so new that our bodies have no way of dealing with it and no enzymes have yet evolved in the gut to break it down so your liver has to store it as belly fat that is almost impossible to get rid of.
We are now looking at all labels before we buy any products that we think could contain it.
The most surprising thing we found was that most of the bread available in the UK is a dead food manufactured to look like healthy bread but made only from severely refined flour. What we though of as Whole Wheat healthy bread is in fact made from refined white flour that has been coloured to look like health bread. Only bread produced from Whole Grain as apposed to Whole Wheat is healthy. The flour produced from the whole grain has all the nutrients and fibre that bread used to have in it but it does not suit the supermarkets because it goes off faster and attracts weevils, insect and mice, simply because it is so rich in the stuff of life while the refined flour gets rid of all that is good in the grain. How sick is this, profits before health.
This selection of bread does look good but is it?
You can still get whole grain bread here but only from a few places, I have been on most of the big supermarket websites looking for whole grain bread and flour products and only Waitrose have them in stock so we shall buy our bread there in future.
Just google Fructose and Whole Grain bread and see what comes up if you have the time.