Did you know that the standard American diet is the main reason for the chronic diseases and premature deaths that people usually experience? The unhealthy food including the white flour that we regularly consume is gradually killing us.
In 1910, the Federal District Court of Missouri came out with a study that the white flour is not considered as healthy human food. Nowadays, flour is made from wheat that is treated with numerous pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides. More than 60 chemicals have been approved to bleach flour.
5 Secrets About White Flour That will Shock You
1. Bleached Flour has no nutrients
75% of the vitamins and minerals found in the wheat seed’s brain and germ are removed during the manufacturing process. What is more, more than 97% of the dietary fiber is also lost. This manufacturing process eliminated 70% iron, B vitamins and magnesium, 50% of calcium, and the vitamin E.
2. Added Potassium Bromate
After removing the nutrients, the flour is bleached, preserved, and enhanced with chlorine dioxide. Then, it is whitened using ammonium carbonate, alum, and chalk in order to make it more appealing. Sorbitan mono-saturate, an anti-salting agent, is added in the ultimate stage. The worst part is that potassium bromate, a powerful oxidizer, is also added to the flour. This chemical is considered carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and has been banned in many countries.
3. White flour is a natural insecticide
Have you ever found dead bugs in a bag of flour? Did you ever wonder why they are dead? They are dead because not even bugs can not live off of bleached flour.
4. Contains l-cysteine
L-Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid that is added to commercial baking products. Although it is a naturally occurring acid that can be produced synthetically. In the interest of cheaper production, it is typically made with things like human hair, duck feathers, chicken feathers, and cow horns and hooves.
5. It contains diabetes-causing contaminant alloxan
Alloxan is the substance that makes white flour fresh and clean. All the studies have proved that it negatively affects your pancreas and destroying its beta carotene. The effects of this chemical can be diminished with vitamin E.