Rye Bread Superfood
The association of rye bread with superfood has been established a long time ago thanks to its numerous health benefits. The extensive use of rye in baking industry is typical for Northern European countries, with Russia and Poland being the biggest producers of rye. Rye bread has been praised not only for its super healthy nutrients, but also for amazing flavour. This is achieved due to a different preparation method which – unlike in case of wheat – enables to protect rye’s vital nutrients, such as fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium and antioxidants.
Rye bread contains four times more fiber than white bread and is low in fat, which makes it a perfect addition to your diet. Rye bread is the best breakfast option because of its high content of fiber which helps to combat hunger and stay fuller for longer.
Despite the alarmingly increasing rates of obesity and chronic diseases, it is disappointing to note that most people are not aware of how a small change in eating habits can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing. Including rye bread in your diet reduces the risk of diabetes and heart diseases, helps to maintain a healthy balanced diet and recent scientific studies have proven that it also plays a vital role in prevention of cancer.
These reasons alone should be enough to consider incorporating rye in your daily eating regime. The choice of rye breads in the UK is very narrow compared to the Nordic countries where you can choose from around 30 different varieties of rye bread. However, this trend is slowly evolving and you could even have a go on trying to make a rye bread at home (as I did – see my progress in the recipe section)!