This may be the first time you've heard this, but it's a good idea to make your own bread.
The main reason everyone should make their own bread is that it saves years of illness and medical expenses. In what way?
Homemade bread is good for your health.
It is much healthier to make your own bread than to buy bread that contains chemical additives, hydrogenated oils, harmful preservatives and fatty sweeteners. If you buy white bread, you are also buying bread that is of poor nutritional quality. But don't let that fool you. Commercial whole grain bread is just as bad for you.
Very often, commercial whole grain bread is not made from "whole grain flour", but is simply white bread that has been colored (with caramel) to make it look like a healthy whole grain bread. Commercial whole grain bread also contains the same emulsifiers and chemical by-products as white bread.
If you make your own bread, you don't have to worry about the "hidden dangers" of bread and chemicals that medical research shows can cause cancer.
Instead, you can control all the ingredients in your bread and know exactly how it was processed and made.
There are many other great incentives to make homemade whole grain bread, which we'll cover below.
Homemade bread is better than purchased bread.
There is absolutely no debate about this. Everyone I've met agrees that homemade bread tastes much better than purchased bread (some even say that purchased bread smells like chemicals and they don't like it).
Best bread taste is very important to many people, and everyone wants to eat good food, so you can't go wrong with making your own bread.
Making your own bread saves money.
It is much cheaper to buy the ingredients needed to make bread separately than to buy ready-made bread. If you make your own bread, you can easily save $30 to $40 a month.
This is especially true if you buy as many of the ingredients for your bread as possible at the wholesale level. A bag of flour (for 4-6 loaves) costs less than $4. This is just one example of the benefits of making your own bread.
Homemade bread has less fat = better nutrition
One of my favorite reasons to make bread is that with the right bread (e.g. whole grain bread), you can lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. You probably already know the myth that bread is very fatty, but it's a myth, at least when it comes to homemade whole grain bread.
Commercially made bread is actually fattening because the big manufacturers add extra fat to it. Manufacturers do this to extend the shelf life of the bread and make it more appealing to the customer.