Health Benefits of Rye Bread
The effect of rye on reduction of cholesterol was tested in various studies, which confirmed that including rye bread in your daily diet habits is an effective method of reducing the cholesterol levels. The study concluded that high fiber diet significantly reduces the cholesterol levels compared to low fiber diet.
Weight loss benefits
Rye bread has four times more fiber and less calories than standard white bread and therefore incorporating rye bread in your eating regime is an easy and effective way to lose weight without making any drastic changes in your meals. Rye bread also doesn’t cause the usual bloating and discomfort associated with white bread.
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
A study in Finland confirmed that the plant sterols which are incorporated into rye bread reduce significantly the LDL cholesterol concentration as well as other factors for cardiovascular diseases within two weeks.
Another Finnish study tested the effect of rye bread on cancer prevention. After 17 people were eating 4,5 slices of rye bread every day for 4 weeks, the study concluded that the rye reduced levels of bile acids thought to promote colon cancer on average by 26%.
American study proved that incorporating foods high in fibre helps to avoid gallstones and this is because fiber speeds intestinal transit time and reduces the secretion of acids.