Danger of using Maida flour

Maida flour has become part and parcel of bakery industry. All the delicious stuffs, bread everything is made up of Maida flour. Maida flour is prepared from wheat by removing the proteins, roughage or dietary fiber substances. The wheat which is separated from proteins and roughage is bleached using benzoic peroxide and it will be softened by mixing a chemical called aloxanes, making maida flour to have many chemical components. 

Maida flour was banned in many countries but because of political lobby and other things ban was taken back and maida is available in every country serving people with delicious bakery items. At least few of you might remember in earlier days maida mixed with hot water being used as gum to stick wall posters. May be this is the reason to name Maida as all purpose flour!


Recent research has also shown that using Maida increases the chances of human beings becoming diabetic. The chemical aloxanes used in maida can destroy the beta cells of pancreas which produce insulin to lower sugar levels in human beings. Not only maida all the flour which is available in market will have aloxanes mixing which gives softness to the flour and taste to the tongue. You may also observe that the flour you get by wheat or rice or any pulses will not be as soft as that of maida.

Problem is not only with maida, in bakery industry along with maida chemical preservatives, essence, taste makers and artificial colors will be added to make bakery items tasty. These chemicals also have adverse effects and cause many problems in human beings ranging from constipation to all higher diseases. Avoid substances which contain maida as the major content. A balanced diet with knowledge of food what we eat can make us live longer happily and healthy.

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10 comments:

  1. Very true. Plus, like most bakery products, maida inflates in one's stomach making him/her feel full. Yet, in some hours the person is hungry.

    I remember having maida twice in a day and was barely able to eat breakfast the day after that...

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  2. 'Maida' banned in u.k.Now the Indians are also
    realising the health hazards.For decades,maida procuts were the cheap 'staple food' for the poor.Did anyone realise how serious the situation is??Stop eating Maida proucts..

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  3. It is true. But in south india, parota is the famous food which is prepared by maida. Most of the people does not know about he effect of maida and consuming in day to day life. According to the survey, 43.2 millions (9%) of people are seriously affected by diabetes in india. Each individual should know about this fact and create awareness among people. Otherwise this percentage may increase like anything.

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    1. thanks for the information, I was looking for the names of the chemicals that are used in maida manufacture. Also i was given to the understanding that the accidental mix of the chemicals helped to store this flour for long time, during the second world war maida was consumed enormously.

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  4. ABBAS. SEPTEMBER 10 2013
    THANKS FOR WARNINGS.






    KNOW I REMEMBER WHENEVER I EAT MAIDA FOODS AND SLEEP AT NIGHT AND AFTER I GOT UP
    I NOTICE THAT TOILET IS BLOKING WITH STOMACH PAIN AND ICANNOT COME OUT SOON FROM THE TOILET AND AFTER I COME OUT A BAD SMELL IS COMING FROM BACK
    SO AVOID EATING MAIDA.

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  5. Really I never ever thought that maida could be so harmful. I m very fond of cakes and used maida to bake cakes at home.. from now onwards i will never use maida or its products thank you very much this awareness....

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  6. Just had some nice maida nimkeys cooked by my mom. I had no idea how harmful this is. Its full of so many chemical and an hour back i was munching a bunch of them. This is slow poison friends so please stay away from it.
    SPREAD THE MESSAGE !!!

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  7. I know that maida is not good for health. but my brother like this very much . It is very tasty. i try to avoid maida . please avoid this friends

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  8. Thanks for providing the valid information along with references because most of the times even after read this kind of they won't believe without references

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  9. mytha which is very harmfull for children and people below 30 who are suffering from kidney desease like FSGS(urin cantain ++albumin sweling arond the eye and feet etc) please try toavoid this mytha 100% cure Writing this from my personal experiance.gluten in the mytha is the reason.Generaly people suffring from any kidney deseases and small idustine problem please try to avoid this

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