Rich in fiber and precious minerals, it can help control weight and blood sugar
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Adding wholemeal bread to your diet and eliminating the one made with refined flours can be a useful choice for weight loss and diabetes risk reduction. This food has properties that have been at the center of scientific attention for years. Worthy of note in this regard is an observational study conducted by a team of experts active at the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research in Bloomington (USA).
The research work in question, first published in 2013, monitored the condition of a sample of 72,215 women without diabetes at baseline, monitoring the consumption of whole grains.
At a median follow up of 7.9 years, it was possible to identify a positive influence of the foods mentioned above in the decrease in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.
As mentioned above, the introduction of wholemeal bread in the diet can prove to be congenial even when aiming to lose weight. The reason? The objective richness in fiber, nutrients that are notoriously essential for improving intestinal activity which, when it is not at its best, can also lead to weight gain. Also not to be forgotten is the positive effects, also recalled by the experts of the Humanitas group, that fibers have on increasing levels of satiety.
Continuing with the list of nutrients that can be found in wholemeal bread, it is worth mentioning the presence of B vitamins, which are precious for the proper functioning of the metabolism.
You could go on and on to list the benefits of a wholemeal bread diet! Among these, we also find the content of zinc, a mineral characterized by antioxidant effects and the ability to promote the efficiency of the basal metabolism.
Wholemeal bread is also characterized by the presence of iron, as well as that of magnesium and manganese. When naming it, it is necessary to remember that the varieties available on the market are many and tasty.
Just to give some examples, let's remember the wholemeal bread prepared with kamut flour, as well as the one made with buckwheat or oats. We conclude by pointing out that, before introducing this food into your diet, it is advisable to ask your doctor for advice.