You will be healthier
Young or old, male or female, there is a huge range of health benefits that come with eating whole grain bread. Studies have shown that whole grain carbs are able to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, strokes, colon cancer and obesity.
You will have more energy
Yes, bread is a carb; however, carbs are not necessarily bad for you. According to the experts, the right kind of carbs provide long-lasting energy, and many other health benefits. The trick is to stay away from the white bread, which can cause your blood sugar levels to skyrocket and then crash, in favor of 100% whole wheat bread, which contains the healthier carbs that digest much slower and also fill you up.
You will feel happier
Feeling blue? Why not have a guilt-free sandwich. According to Psychology Today, carbs can increase your brains levels of feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin, which is what gives your mood that boost and curbs those cravings for unhealthy snacks.
You can live longer
Researchers have discovered that there is a link between a diet that is rich in whole grains and a risk of death. More than 100 000 participants were studied and they found that whole grains lowered the overall risk of death by 5%, and the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 9%.
Your skin and hair will be healthier
Who would have thought that your beauty could have anything to do with bread? Whole wheat bread is loaded with protein and B vitamins, both of these can subtract years from your skin and your hair.
You can lose weight
Dietary fiber has many weight loss benefits, and whole-grain bread is very high in dietary fiber. One example is that fiber expands and fills up your stomach, which means you will feel fuller and eat less calories. And because dietary fiber is a complex carb, the whole wheat digests slower, and keeps you feeling satisfied for longer.
At Blue Shirt Bakery, we offer a wide range of flatbreads. Whether its pita bread, roti’s or waffles you are looking for, we have it all. Visit our website on www.blueshirtbakery.co.za for more information.