Nowadays, many different types of bread are available on the market, but choosing the right one is never a simple task. Some of the bread types have fancy names or, if this is even possible, “sound” deliscious but, unfortunately, they are not always healthy and good for your body.
In order to make your choice a bit easier we have prepared a list of well and less known types of breads so that next time you go to the supermarket or to the local bakery you know exactly what to order.
Despite the introduction of many new and modern types of bread – whole grain, rye, bread from wheat germ, bread with spelled, breads with added seeds, nuts and more. – still the consumption of white bread prevails.
It has been considered the healthiest type of bread for years. It is believed to be “diet-approved”, as well- you can eat it every day without having to count your calories. Rye bread does not contain wheat and therefore may relieve discomfort from swelling of the abdomen. It also contains 4 times more fiber than ordinary white bread. Due to all of these great benefits of the rye bread we can say that it is the perfect option for people eating a lot of bread daily.
Bread made of sprouted seeds
If you have ever seen the so called “Ezekil” bread, it is actually a loaf of sprouted seeds. It is definitely among the healthiest choices, but does it actually meet the high expectations? Let’s find out! Sprouted seeds are richer in protein, vitamins and minerals than starch, so this bread gives you more useful nutrients than other types of bread. And more proteins and less starch means the bread is more saturated. But this is not all. Usually bread from sprouted seeds is made from more natural ingredients, so you will not find any difficulties when reading the ingredients label.
100% whole grain bread
Although the whole-grain bread is less liked compared to the one with sprouted seed, it is still a great choice. Unlike some breads that are only partially produced with whole grain flour, this bread does not contain refined flour, so it remains a great source of protein and fiber. Not all whole grains are the same. Some grains have sweeteners and synthetic preservatives and stabilizers added so be careful when buying it. It is best to choose bread containing less than 3 grams of sugar per serving and better to come from a natural source such as honey or molasses. Useful tip- avoid those with high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated fats.