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Make a Meal Better With Healthy Bread

By Tom Herrin

In recent years, many people have not included the words bread and health in the same sentence.  Bread has gotten a bad reputation in some circles for a few good reasons.  One of those is the fact that some of it was made by a process that removed many of the best things it could supply.  That is good grain which contains fiber.  It was also deprived of lots of nutrients.  Another source of bad publicity may have been the carb content.  Many diabetics avoid bread as something that may be harmful to their overall health.  A third thing that has become more common in recent years is the contents of products with gluten.  As people have been concerned about sensitivity to these products, many have tried to eliminate bread from their diets.  The good news is that there are some really healthy products on the market today.

Oat Bread May Be Hard to Beat

While many people may think of oats as part of a bland diet, they are pretty healthy.  Oat bread can have some of the same benefits as anything else made from oats.  They are known to help lower cholesterol.  This same fiber can help people to feel fuller longer.  This means that it can be part of a good diet in terms of keeping calorie intake at a manageable level.  For the most part, oat bread has more protein than wheat bread, so there may be more bang for the buck.

Whole Grain Breads Are a Keeper

There are many kinds of grains.  They are not all wheat.  When choosing whole grain bread, reading the labels will reveal just what kind of grain you are getting.  One-hundred percent whole grain can help you to choose something that fits your needs.  These breads often have no sugar, so they may be a great choice for diabetics.  They may help to round out your healthy diet in a way that can yield the best results.

Include Flavor in Your Search

If you are in the market for a healthy bread, make sure it tastes good.  You can read labels to help you make a good selection, but you will ultimately have to try them for taste.  Don't be afraid to try a few different kinds in order to have the best options.  Once you select a bread that is healthy and tastes great, you will be in business.  Choose wisely and enjoy your meals.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Hollywood, Calif.

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