Bread is one of the most consumed foods on the planet and provides us with a large portion of our daily calorie intake.
Unfortunately, there are many myths about which is the best bread for your health and an entire culture has developed around these opinions. But even if people loudly claim that they know what is the best bread for you, there is not much scientific literature behind these claims.
To test the weight of each type of bread (white and wholemeal flour) on the body, the researchers conducted a two-week study with 20 people. During the two weeks of the study, the researchers measured the glycemic index of the study participants. It is calculated in relation to the sugar present in the blood after consumption. Although all foods cause an increase in blood sugar, some of them cause an alarming, unhealthy increase in this index. In general, a significant increase in the glycemic index is considered dangerous because it is associated with the development of insulin resistance, a precursor to type II diabetes. Diabetes, in turn, is linked to the development of heart problems.