Nutritionist Mellor said white bread is safe: it does not cause sudden spikes in sugar

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According to British nutritionist Duane Mellor, the dangers of white bread for the body and health are often exaggerated; this product does not provoke sharp fluctuations in blood sugar.

Nutritionist Mellor, representing Aston University, declared the safety of white bread, reported this, citing his comments to the Daily Mail. The expert noted that by adding fiber-rich bread to their diet, people only benefit. Fiber acts as a prebiotic, feeding beneficial bacteria and helping to maintain a healthy balance in your gut flora. Bread can also be a source of B vitamins and microelements.

Nutritionist Melor stated that the carbohydrate load of white bread is not too much higher than that of whole grain bread, which is considered healthy.

“100 grams of white bread contains about 49 grams of carbohydrates. In the same amount of whole grain bread, the amount of carbohydrates is approximately 41 grams, which is not much less. In terms of how quickly starches are digested and produced glucose in the body, there is not much difference between white and whole grain bread,” the specialist said.
He added that eating white bread does not cause sudden spikes in sugar. The increase in blood glucose concentration that occurs after taking it is a completely natural reaction of the body to food, the expert emphasized. If a person is physically active enough and does not overuse the amount of product, then bread will not harm him in any way.

Duane Mellor clarified that the reputation of whole grain bread is due to the content of incompletely crushed dietary fiber. But white bread can easily be made no less, or even more healthy, by adding fiber – you just need to eat it with vegetables, herbs, leafy salads, seeds.

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Important! Information provided for reference purposes . Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Duane Mellor Duane Mellor Healthy Lifestyle Registered Dietitian, Head of Nutrition and Evidence-Based Medicine at Aston Medical School