Food consumption patterns of people across the world vary mostly due to climatic conditions, age old traditions and even religious ethics. Even the socio-economic status determines the type, quality and quantity of food that people eat. Despite different countries following different food habits, the acceptance of bread in the diet has largely increased globally. It has acquired a prominent place specifically in breakfast and snacks, irrespective of the fact that breads have high amount of carbohydrates. In fact, studies have found that processing of wheat for preparing bread eliminates its bran and germ, which are loaded with fiber and vitamins. Lack of these essential fiber and vitamins along with high glycemic index and gluten content makes bread a risky food for the health.

Loaf bread contains some nutrients which is good for the body. Even some people consider that loaf bread is not healthy due to the flour contains high calories, still loaf bread will give you many benefits if you consume it. Bread contains most carbohydrate, protein, sugar and some vitamin and mineral. The amount of nutrition is vary depend on the ingredients which used to make loaf bread. Commonly, in one Serving Size or 40 gr of loaf bread contains 70 calories, 0.5 mg fat, 210 mg sodium, 16 gr carbohydrate, 4 gr dietary fiber, 4 g protein, 2 g sugar, 10% calcium and 10% iron.

There are a couple of disadvantages to eating plain simple white bread:

  • High Blood Sugar

  • Inadequate Energy

  • Constipation

  • Bad Cholesterol

  • Inadequate energy production

Not all bread types should be avoided as they represent a staple item in the food that we consume. There are a ton of options of bread that you can buy or make at home that are more nutrition dense.

We suggest you try out flourless bread that is also high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and proteins.

Here is a simple recipe on how to make this delicious bread at home:

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs

  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) of walnuts

  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) of pumpkin seeds

  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) of sesame seeds

  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) of sunflower seeds

  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) of flaxseed

  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda

  • ½ cup (100ml)of water

  • a pinch of salt

First, start by whisking the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a bowl. Then, add the baking soda and the water. Next, ground the seeds into fine flour and mix them with the other ingredients. You should bake the bread for 50 minutes at 180 C (350 F).

Another really healthy tasty option is Pale bread. Here is how to make it:

Ingredients

 

Blend all dry ingredients in bowl and all wet ingredients in separate bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Pour into a 7.5 “x 3.5” loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool before slicing. Enjoy!