The low-carb craze from the early 2000s had folks terrified of breaking bread, but consuming the proper varieties of breads as well as other grains can definitely allow you to lose weight. An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study observed that overweight individuals who obtained all of their grain servings from whole grains lost a lot more belly fat than individuals who skipped the whole grains. The reason: The fiber discovered in whole grain meals helps slow digestion, keeping you fuller longer. You ought to nevertheless avoid refined grains like "enriched" flour, but a moderate quantity of whole grain bread is often a beneficial addition to a balanced diet. Tip: True whole grain bread items will have "whole wheat" or "whole grain" flour as their very first ingredient. In case you see some thing else, your "wheat" bread is an imposter.