Bread is not only a convenient meal option, but it can also offer you with a host of health benefits. A wholewheat bread is also healthy, but multigrain bread also offers many essential nutrients. Here are a few reasons to eat multigrain bread.
Full of whole grains: Multigrain bread can be an amazing way of incorporating whole grains in your diet. Rye, barley, buckwheat and oats are the commonly found whole grains in multigrain bread. People who eat whole grains tend to weigh less and have lower body mass indexes and cholesterol levels. A diet rich in grains can also lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and digestive problems.
Rich in fibre: Also, a slice of multigrain bread can provide as much as 4 g of fibre. A diet rich in fibre can be a good way to keep your blood pressure and sugar levels under control. Fibre can also help you to maintain a healthy weight. For additional fibre, you can look for breads containing rye and quinoa. Also, find out the number of calories in different types of bread.
Low in glycemic Index: Multigrain bread contains bran and the germ of the grain that makes it low in glycemic index. Foods low in glycemic index are associated with lower risks of diabetes, cancer and stroke. Multigrain bread also contains phytonutrients, such as antioxidants, that can be helpful in protecting cells from free radical damage.
However, with so many options in the market, it can be difficult for you to decide which one is the healthiest. Not all multigrain bread found in the market are 100 percent whole grain. You can instead make one on your own at home. Watch the video to learn how you can prepare your own multigrain bread. Here are 10 so called healthy foods that are actually bad for you.
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Published: May 2, 2017 5:31 pm