Breads and Health

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Do not eat too much salt. Consume no more than 6g of salt each day. Salt is often present in pre-packaged foods such as a number of breakfast cereals, tinned soup, breads, sauces and ready meals. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure as well as fluid build-up in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis or kidney disease.

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Eat plenty of fiber-rich food such as brown bread, pulses and cereals. We need to consume around 40g of fiber a day.

Fiber prevents absorption of cholesterol. It prevents constipation and cancers of colon and rectum. It is helpful against cardiovascular diseases.

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Processed food may cause hormonal imbalance including insulin secretion. Try to avoid processed food like breakfast cereals, tinned soup, breads, sauces and ready meals.

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White carbs are refined grains like white rice, pasta, white bread, noodles, wraps, anything with white flour and breading. The nutrients have been removed in the production process, leaving them rich in calories but low in nutrients.

They also cause unhealthy spikes in our sugar levels. Go for brown carbs (unrefined complex carbs) instead, like brown rice, whole grain, oats, oatmeal, legumes, nuts. These come with nutrients and vitamins intact.