We are on a mission. To remind people of the health contributions bread makes to our diet. Bread has been stigmatised - said to cause everything from weight gain to bloating. People actively avoid bread because it is a source of carbohydrates or because it contains gluten.
What many people forget is, that far from being an unhealthy food product, bread provides an enormous variety and quantity of essential vitamins and minerals.
For example, bread provides more than 10% of the average adult’s intake of iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and protein. And the more bread you eat, the larger the contribution!
The bread-bashers may try to steer you off course but we’ve come up with a definitive list 10 Reasons To Love Bread so can always, always reach for the bread basket with peace and joy.
Ten Reasons to Love Bread #8: Price
Bread is actually a health food, a super food even. It provides a wide range of vital vitamins and minerals. A far cry from an empty vehicle to just fill you up. It fills you up and helps you grow.
So how much are you paying out for this particular health food and how does it compare to other family staples? Below is a list of prices, per 100g, taken from Ocado.com during August 2016. We can see that regular bread really does represent money well spent!
Price per 100g
New research from the Ohio State Univesity has found that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain. Mice who were given all their calories in one meal were compared with mice who had free access to food and their weight-loss and subsequent weight gain was measured and mice who ate just a single meal had significant weight gain in their abdominal area.
"This does support the notion that small meals throughout the day can be helpful for weight loss, though that may not be practical for many people," said Martha Belury, professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University and senior author of the study. "But you definitely don't want to skip meals to save calories because it sets your body up for larger fluctuations in insulin and glucose and could be setting you up for more fat gain instead of fat loss."
Further details of the study can be found here.
Eating toast can keep you in good health. It is a major sources of energy, protein and vital vitamins and minerals.
To reward and reinvent the humble toast soldier, we have created a set of print-and-stick boots and bearskins to adorn your toast giving the pride of place it deserves on your breakfast table. See here for more toast benefits and to download the boots