Bread is one of the oldest and more common foods in the world.
From a nutritional point of view, bread offers high quality energy and is easily digested, easily stored and extremely versatile, hence its success throughout the years.
A slice of bread or a 50g bread provides, roughly, 135 kcal, and is a source of complex carbohydrates which can increase satiety. It is low in sugar and fat due to the simplicity of its ingredients and baking process.´
Bread is a source of fiber – mainly in the whole grain, mixed cereal, rye, and other cereal versions – which helps regulate gastrointestinal function and reducing cholesterol absorption. It provides essential vitamins (B vitamins) and minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, selenium and potassium) and has a lower salt content than its substitutes (cookies/biscuits, cakes and breakfast cereals).
There are several varieties of bread to choose from. Go for the whole grain and mixed cereal versions.