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10 Easy Ways to Cut Bread From Your Diet

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Jennifer Cassetta is a speaker, author, clinical nutritionist and self defense expert. Equipped with a Master's Degree in Nutrition, a 3rd Degree Black Belt and over 17 years of experience, Jennifer coaches people to feel more strong, safe and confident from the streets to the boardroom. She has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, The Real as well as countless publications. She loves speaking with live audiences, cycling around Santa Monica and traveling. @JennCassetta

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10 Easy Ways to Cut Bread From Your Diet
What's wrong with a little bread? Photo Credit: Exclusive-design/AdobeStock

In the last few decades, bread has really gotten a bad rap. But what’s wrong with a little bread?

Well, for people with celiac disease, wheat, barley and rye are off limits. When gluten (the protein found in wheat, barley and rye) is ingested, it sets off an immune response that attacks the small intestine and impairs nutrient absorption. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, it’s estimated that 1 in 100 people worldwide is affected by this autoimmune disease.

Read More: Are Ancient Grains Better for You?

Wheat is everywhere -- in cereal, bagels, pretzels, pancakes and more.
Wheat is everywhere -- in cereal, bagels, pretzels, pancakes and more. Photo Credit: Stevecuk/AdobeStock

For everyone else, a little bread isn't harmful. But commercially made bread has very few nutritional benefits and many brands contain added sugars, artificial colorings, flavorings and preservatives.

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