Bread is one of the high-carbohydrate foods that have existed since centuries ago. Made from flour, yeast, and water, bread makes a filling and nutritious meal. No I wonder if bread is used by many people as breakfast.
Even so, apparently bread no always good to be consumed by everyone, especially if excessive. Dieters are often advised not to eat a lot of starchy foods, such as bread. In fact, no all the bread too, really, Beauties.
Illustration of sourdough bread. (Photo: theperfectloaf.com)
There are breads that can still be consumed by dieters, one of which is sourdough bread. This bread is said to be better than other breads because it is made by fermenting flour and water, rather than adding yeast to it.
This natural fermentation process helps unlock the B vitamins in the bread, which helps the energy metabolism of the person consuming it. It doesn’t stop there, there are a number of other advantages of sourdough bread for health, especially dieters. Anything? Compiled from Eating Well, here are the reviews.
Some studies show sourdough wheat bread can help a person lose excess weight. This is due to the glycemic index rating and the combined glycemic load.
Sourdough. / Photo: pexels.com/cottonbro
David Katz, director of the Center for Preventive Research at Yale University School of Medicine, agrees that sourdough is the best bread for a weight loss program. By eating this fiber-filled bread, your body’s insulin production will decrease and smooth blood sugar levels.
Good for Intestines
The fermentation of this bread increases the amount of prebiotic and probiotic-like properties, which promote gut health. Research from the University of Eastern Finland on animals showed sourdough bread made with rye flour increased the number of good bacteria in the gut than white bread with rye flour.
Illustration of intestines. (Photo: pixabay.com)/ Photo: Dian Aprilia
Choose sourdough breads made with whole grains, as they are higher in fiber than refined grains, giving them gut-friendly benefits.
Although not gluten-free, sourdough bread that is consumed regularly can improve gluten digestion. Again, the process of fermentation plays a role in this, as it alters enzymes in wheat and potentially helps ward off adverse reactions to gluten.
Other studies have shown that the lactic acid bacteria in this bread can help relieve allergic responses, inflammation, and autoimmune diseases.
Digestion illustration. (Photo: pexels.com/Sora Shimazaki)
However, that doesn’t mean you can recommend sourdough bread to sufferers celiac disease or gluten intolerance, Yes, Beauties. People with certain conditions need to consult a doctor before consuming it.
On the Mediterranean mainland, whole grains and breads, such as sourdough bread, are staples of the diet. Several studies show these foods are important for promoting a healthy aging process.
Aging illustration. (Photo : pexels.com/TeonaSwift)
A study in Aging Clinical & Experimental Research points to the fact that the habit of eating whole grain breads plays a role in a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer for older adults in the Southern Mediterranean.
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