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Lifestyle Introspection: White breads really making us fatter? Discussion in White & Black

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Are all types of conventional breads that bad?
The organic overdose is here, manufacturers are labeling food to perfection, ensuring that with every carefully chosen word, they create the aura of organic or natural or at least, something better! This is the problem – anything that seems better than what you have been consuming is suddenly the trendsetter. One such sorry state of affairs is scene in the white bread landscape. Anyone and everyone who is even remotely into fitness or diet control is aware about these two, hated words - white + bread = unworthy of human consumption. Every health journal and food blogs, nearly every media resource around us seems to be preaching one thing – Don’t Eat White Bread!!


More Anti-bread Sentiments

Funny Cat Face through White Bread Slice
All of a sudden the entire society is shunning white bread, fully convinced that it is parallel to white poison. My own sister counts it among the three, most damaging items of daily consumption. She is equally hateful towards sugar and salt. Together, these are the Big 3 White Sins of our daily lives. My opinion is that we are just eating too much and moving too little. The big difference between a decade ago and today is the instant availability of everything, including food. A few years ago, we were driving lesser, walking more, eating more at home and gorging less on bought food items. The slouchiness, the lounging preferences are getting bigger and louder with each week. I see 28-year old guys who cannot climb four stairs, panting at the second. Stamina has been replaced by an insatiable urge to eat more. Even those gymming are more likely to get sucked into uninformed choices, chasing aesthetics rather than actual health gains!


The White Bread Game

White Bread Hating Funny Turtle Image
From folks with high sugar levels to those constantly fighting the curse of cholesterol, everybody out there is shunning white bread, re-routing their lifestyle choices towards healthier, supposedly finer bread options. More retail sorcery is happening every day with all types of breads being colored a bit, labeled as whole wheat or atta bread, bought by consumers have little idea of what is actually happening. From atta kulchas to brown bread and the pav of pav-bhaji fame, all bread avatars are peddled with the story that they have been created from a more acceptable dough, i.e. devoid of whiteness of typical bread in any way.

Why blame white bread?

Funny Image Dog Face | White Bread Loaf
White bread food items are amongst the easiest to prepare, so people opt for them and retailers like this stuff that moves off the shelf without serious latent period between supply and demand. Deliveries are done daily and every day, the sales are stimulated without trying to push a consumer. However, it isn’t white bread that is to blame…it is our lifestyle choices…about time people shunned their own shortcoming and opened up to accept the reality. What seems like the healthier eating options, including bread of any color, is often shockingly high on preservatives and edible colors. People conveniently ignore this, finding peace in having found something better, in finding something so much healthier, so easily...their delight is precious and their ignorance is truly blissful :)



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