Bread is most commonly made of water, flour, yeast, eggs, sugar, milk, nuts, salt and spices. Also, some baker’s use fruit and vegetables to make bread. Bread is one of the oldest foods. In Neolithic age bread is made of water and ground cereals. Ancestors of early recipes for bread making are tortilla, pita jonhnnycake and oatcakes from Scotland. Americans eat over fifty nine pounds of bread and its products and every household has minimum two types of bread.
The health benefit of bread is that contains high levels of vitamins, calcium, protein and iron. Bread made of whole wheat has fiber which is good for digestion and health. White breads do not have much calories. One slice of white bread has about 75 calories or can have even less. Bread made of whole wheat has lower calories; one slice has only 60 calories.
You need to keep your bread in box if you want to your bread stay fresh longer on the room temperature. You can also wrap fresh bread with wax paper and then put it in the fridge. This will keep it fresh longer, too. The best breads are French and Italian. These types of breads are enriched sour dough’s.
The health benefit of bread made of whole wheat is fiber, as it is mentioned above. This is not only benefit of whole wheat bread. Whole wheat bread also contains mineral, vitamins and niacin’s. These nutrients are very good for your health and to maintain your weight. Women who eat bread made of whole wheat are thinner than women who eat white bread. Also, women eating whole wheat bread maintain their weight on healthy way.
Another benefit of whole wheat bread is to reduce risk of heart diseases and diabetes II (insulin independent type), Also, this bread can help you to reduce risk of inflammations.
Wheat bread is very good for your digestive system. It reduces risk of gastrointestinal problems. Fiber in whole wheat bread helps women before menopausal age protecting them from breast cancers.
Breads made of whole wheat can regulate your blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and blood pressure. These are benefits for your heart.
Whole wheat bread is made of whole wheat flour, milk, baking powder, baking soda and reduced fat. For nice flavour you can add to bread some currants, raisins or dried cranberries.
When you choose what bread to take, first read on label ingredients that bread contains. Take breads that contain whole grains or stone ground but not enriched. Bread should be sweetened with honey or molasses; these are natural sweeteners and healthy ones. Do not take breads with preservatives, they are not healthy.
The most popular and most delicious breads are: apple spice bread, banana-nut bread, pumpkin bread, carrot bread, blueberry, strawberry, fig nut, chocolate, cranberry-orange bread, corn and sweet potato bread.
There is also breads gluten free for people who have allergy to gluten such as banana nut bread, corn bread, cinnamon bread, gingerbread, almond bread, and many other delicious types of bread. These breads are usually made of rice flour which is gluten free flour.