I think one of the biggest benefits derived by baking your own whole wheat bread has long-term health benefits you reap. When baking bread you can control each component put into it. It does not contain artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers, do not bleach then enriched flour and no other unnecessary additives that take away the bread health. To see what I’m talking about, go get the bread which you bought in the store, and now read the ingredients list and Google all the ingredients that do not sound like natural ingredients. You will be shocked by what you’ll discover.
For example, the ingredient “monoglycerides,” found in almost any store bought bread, in fact it is a hydrogenated oil/fat which known as trans fats. Hydrogenated oil is an saturated oil with hydrogen at high temperature. This creates closer ties with hydrogen, allowing you to stay semi-solid at room temperature and dramatically increases shelf life by delaying rancidity. That allows it to be as hard as tight fat molecules in contact. In your blood stream this means that the lumps of fat clumps itself easily and clogs your veins much easier.
Therefore, hydrogenated oils and trans fats have been labeled “the silent killer” because they significantly increase the risk of coronary heart disease. Manufacturers of bread trying to be sneaky and put monoglycerides in the list of ingredients instead of hydrogenated oils to fool you. So you should bake your own whole wheat bread at home as it has a lot of health benefits for you than any bread bought from a store.
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