Best Bread For Weight Loss?
Reading through journals and studies conducted by various nutritionists and researchers worldwide on the ever-challenging topic of diets and regimes for losing weight, we realize that there is no specific or tailored routine for everyone to follow.
Every study will provide one kind of diet and routine that trumps all but includes the alternatives. So you must know yourself and listen to your bodies before seeking to make changes that may affect your health.
Whatever your goal or intentions are of losing weight to either stabilize your BMI, increase and strengthen your muscles or decrease body fat, the fact remains diet will always play a vital role in the long run.
We have heard time and again that carbs are the enemy while we are trying to drop a few kilos. But, how often does anyone cross-check the data before blindly jumping into a strict regime?
For those out there who want to believe that having all food groups in moderation is just as effective in the path to weight loss, here are a few types of bread that you may like to include in your diet as per the recommended allowances, of course, and see how it works for you.
100% Whole Wheat Bread (Brown Bread)
For sure, this will always top the list. A switch from the generic plain white processed bread to whole wheat bread will do your body good if you want to be true to your diet as well as satisfying your cravings for those soft fluffy baked delights.
Just make sure you check for 100% whole wheat flour as it contains the endosperm, bran, and germ, from the plant, which has a higher concentration of complex carbohydrates and other essential nutrients, like:
- B vitamins etc.
It aids in better digestion, makes you feel satiated for more extended periods, and helps to keep your weight in check.
The process of fermenting food pops up in different parts of the world in different ways. So, it should not be unusual that it’s making a mark in baked goods. The culture of yeast and bacteria used for making the bread ferments the carbohydrates in the dough, producing carbon dioxide, which in turn makes the bread rise.
Sourdough made with wholemeal flour is a healthier alternative to regular bread or bread made with processed flour, as is the case for all types of bread. The fermented dough helps ease digestion, helps reduce bloating and flatulence, and improves the gut’s microbiota.
It lowers phytate levels which allow the body to absorb nutrients more efficiently. What better way to help your body metabolism than by eating something you love while choosing to be healthy.
Yes, it is a type of bread, and it can be an excellent alternative to traditional yeast bread. It will, however, depend on the products that go into making the bread. You can always ensure that whole grain flour is used to prepare it, and if there are added nuts and seeds, it’s a bonus for an extra boost of nutrients.
Flatbread may not be common worldwide, but it is seen as a good source of carbs in the countries that consume it daily. There is a chance to reduce bowel irregularities, heart disease, and high cholesterol with the consumption of this type of bread.
Whatever your choice, if you make sure that the ingredients complement your diet and are mindful of how much you consume, you will see the results of your efforts.
100% Sprouted Rye Bread
Rye bread may be the underdog of wholesome bread. It may not be a common choice, but experts and researchers will attest that it is the healthier choice. Rye is high in protein, low in fat, and a good source of nutrients like:
- B-complex vitamins
- Phenolic antioxidant compounds etc.
It will help fill you up, stop you from overeating (probably), and keep you satisfied for more extended periods. Not to mention all the other nutrients that come from the consumption of this healthier option.
Oatmeal has always been a healthier breakfast choice; everyone has been told ever so often. So, it is no surprise that oat bread is a healthier alternative to regular bread.
Oats are associated with reducing cholesterol, lowering the risk of artery disease, and keeping a check on blood pressure.
We know it aids in digestion and is a regular substitute for breakfast cereals. It can keep you full for more extended periods. Oats also contain nutrients like:
- Zinc etc.
All of these nutrients are good for the body, and the consumption of oats may assist with the rise in insulin levels.
To be honest, many people may not be aware that flax seeds are made into bread. It’s usually and commonly part of the multigrain parade but rarely a type of bread on its own.
Flax seeds are a part of diets across the world, consumed on their own or added to different forms of dishes and drinks.
It aids in digestion, being rich in fiber, and provides omega-3 fats for those who prefer a plant source for these essential fatty acids. They also contain nutrients like:
- Vitamins B1 and B6 etc.
These are but a few of the many nutrients you can give your body by consuming flax seeds. They are also low in starch and sugar, so they do not count high on the calorie charts.
Bread is economical and an excellent way to introduce carbs into the diet, and also, it’s usually a common household item. They are easy to procure, and you certainly have a plethora of choices for having your pick.
It is very flexible in its use and can be a part of many types of meal plans. Just make sure that you read labels and check the ingredients used for preparing the bread, nutritional charts, and serving allowances while making your purchase.
And, for those whom I envy, the bakers and cooks, you can always find the right recipe for you and your loved ones online or in books to help you make the bread of your choice.