You Should Stop Eating Bread If This Happens To You

Bread is a staple in most homes for sandwiches, avocado toast, eggs and toast, or a side with butter for dinner. During the pandemic, many people learned how to bake fresh bread at home with their new free time. HuffPost Life notes that at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people were buying out the bread in grocery stores, which led to many people learning how to bake their own bread at home. Then the yeast was getting sold out, and everyone started to learn how to bake sourdough bread.

Bread is a popular food in all parts of the world, so it's unfortunate if you have to stop eating it for health reasons. However, there are specific symptoms and signs you might experience from eating bread with certain ingredients. It's your body's way of telling you that eating bread is causing health problems for you. 

Here are the signs you need to stop eating bread. 

Signs you need to stop eating bread

One sign you need to stop eating bread is if you're gaining weight. A 2014 study published in BMC Public Health found that two or more servings of white bread a day is directly associated with being overweight or obese. So if you eat two or more servings of white bread daily and find that you want to lose weight, then it's time to stop. 

Do you have high blood pressure and eat one or more servings of bread a week? A 2018 study found that the two are linked. Whether you've had high blood pressure for some time or have just been diagnosed, eating just one or more servings a week could be the cause. Why? One slice of white bread contains 130 milligrams of sodium (per USDA FoodData Central). If you have high blood pressure, your daily sodium limit should be 1,500 milligrams or less — which is just over half a teaspoon. 

You need to stop eating bread if you experience bloating, stomach pain, gas, diarrhea, joint pain, arthritis, anxiety, depression, rashes, and dental problems. See your doctor to determine if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance (via Eat This, Not That). 

Do you have prediabetes or diabetes? Lots of bread is loaded with sugar and needs to be cut from your diet. The American Diabetes Association recommends switching to whole grain bread — make sure whole grain is the first ingredient.