Nutrition and DietSome curiosities about bread and main properties

Some curiosities about bread and main properties

Bread is a nutritious and delicious food. We discover some curiosities and also what are its main nutritional properties.

Bread is a staple food that should not be missing from our daily diet. Although it has some myth in which it is said that bread is fattening, it is not entirely true since bread consumed in the recommended or recommended amounts does not make you fat, on the contrary it is a healthy food.

We must emphasize that bread alone does not make us fat, perhaps we should take into account that other foods accompany the bread when making sandwiches. It is a whole source of benefits and properties so we should not give up its consumption even if we are doing a weight loss diet.

There are many investigations that have been carried out on this food confirming the benefits that bread brings to our body, being even advised to reduce the probability of suffering from cardiovascular diseases by up to 30%, in addition to helping us prevent colon cancer.

The nutritional properties of bread

Bread is a rich source of carbohydrates, which provides our body with the necessary energy to carry out our daily tasks. Also rich in protein of plant origin.

It is a food rich in fiber, water, and B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B6, as well as contains folic acid. The minerals that bread gives us are calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iodine and zinc.

Not all types of bread contain these properties as there are different types of bread. In this sense, we must know what types of bread there are many depending on the type of flour with which they are made and are made in all parts of the world, below we provide some types of bread.

How many types of bread are there?

  • White bread: it is the bread that is made with refined flour.
  • Black bread: it is made with rye flour or whole wheat flour.
  • Seed bread: Seed bread is made with whole meal flour and seeds such as sunflower, sesame, poppy, and pumpkin are added.
  • Cereal bread: it is made with refined wheat flour and cereals such as bran, oats, rye, soy, barley, rice are added.
  • Fruit bread: fruit bread is prepared with refined flour and dried fruits are mixed with it, such as raisins, peach dried apricots.
  • Chapata bread: it is made with whole wheat flour.
  • Baguette bread : this bread has its origin in France and is made with
  • Pitta bread: it is a bread originating in Syria, it is shaped like a crushed cake and is usually eaten with some filling inside.
  • Bread donut: as its name suggests, it is donut-shaped, round, and is made with refined flour or also with whole wheat flour.
  • Brioche bread: it is a bread of French origin, it is a spongy bread, also known as milk or yolk bread, and it is made with wheat flour, milk, yeast, egg, butter.

After knowing how good and healthy bread is, eliminating it from our diet becomes a mistake since, as we have said before, if we consume it in adequate amounts, it is beneficial even to prevent the appearance of diabetes by reducing insulin concentrations in the blood.

The daily amounts of bread recommended by nutrition experts are between 50 and 200gr. of bread a day and, better on its own, or accompanied by a little olive oil since it is usually accompanied by fatty and unhealthy foods.

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