Research has found that people who consume more refined products, such as white bread, have a higher tendency to gain belly fat than people who eat unrefined products.Why does this happen? Your body does not receive nutrition from refined foods and excess sugar and fat will be stored as fat in your body. Refined productsRefined products include white bread, cakes, biscuits, pastries etc. These products may taste delicious to some, but they tend to offer minimal nutrition to our bodies.Make better choicesIf you havenât tried whole wheat or rye bread, then maybe itâs time you do. Whole wheat has much more fibre than white bread and both whole wheat as well as rye bread are much more nutritious than white bread.Also try limiting the amount of cakes and confectionary you consume and opt for fruit instead.