Wait, What?! Now Experts Say White Bread Isn't Bad for Your Health
Another Day, Another Reversal of Nutritional Advice From "Experts"
We used to drink way too much regular soda, so we switched to diet … then we started reading about the possible extremely bad effects of even one or two diet sodas a day, so we replaced our beloved Coke Zero with diet iced teas … then we started reading that drinking too much iced tea can lead to kidney stones.
Leaving us with the conclusion that the only truly safe nutritional advice "experts" can give us is that we should ingest water and lettuce.
Oh, and now, white bread, apparently. After years of knocking white bread as an evil food, research by the British Nutrition Foundation has concluded that white bread will not increase wheat allergies, doesn't cause bloating and will not lead to weight gain.
In fact, white bread is full of "vital vitamins and minerals," the Telegraph, a U.K. newspaper reports.
Despite a 2010 report that concluded people who eat a lot of white bread and pasta are twice as likely to develop heart disease, British scientist Dr. Aine O'Connor told the Telegraph, "Health professionals need to dispel the myths. Bread is an important source of nutrition."
O'Connor pointed out that, despite the fact that the Brits have cut down their consumption of white bread, wheat allergies have not risen, but the country has the biggest obesity problem in Europe.
The conclusion: go ahead and have that PB&J on Wonder Bread sandwich you've been craving.
Just don't wash it down with soda. Or diet soda. Or iced tea. Or diet iced tea.