Bread is an arguable topic for several reasons—one of which is that the most commercially available bread on the market these days are highly processed, made with a slew of bitter ingredients like overly-processed flour. Why is this a problem? Because bread made from processed grains can add a bunch of unnecessary calories to your diet without really lending any benefits, and they may even lead to numerous medical issues. Protein bread is the best alternative for those who want to discard carbohydrates but still like to have bread. When the carbs are cut out from the diet, it assists in losing weight. This bread is also considered to be a dieter's dream and is also known as Diet Bread.
Despite what many people might think, protein is an essential nutrient for everyone—not just bodybuilders, athletes, and health enthusiasts. Along with carbs and fat, protein is one of the three major nutrients and is made up of amino acids. Think of them as building blocks that can be broken down and reassembled in different ways. Our bodies can produce most of the amino acids we need to stay healthy, but there are nine that we can’t make—called “essential amino acids”—and must get them through a healthy diet rich in protein.
Protein bread is simply a type of bread that contains more protein than your average slice. While it’s a great concept, the truth is that they often aren’t exactly what you want your sandwich to taste making them a little challenging to eat, however, its benefits overcome its taste.
Here are some of them:
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle strength and mass that is experienced as aging occurs. Maintaining skeletal muscle function throughout the life span and old age is essential for good health and independent living. Studies have indicated protein as a vital macronutrient for older adults. But one should avoid excessive intake of protein to avoid negative nitrogen balance which helps to promote bone health and prevent sarcopenia.
Eating protein bread promotes the feeling of fullness. This is because the essential nutrient is pretty complex, so it takes the body quite a bit of time to break it down. Therefore, you stay full longer.
Protein bread has dietary fiber that assists gastrointestinal peristalsis to eliminate constipation and absorption of harmful substances in the gut and promotes their elimination. Additionally, dietary fiber promotes intestinal flora and provides nutrition and energy for healthy bacteria in the gut. An increase in consumption of whole grains promotes the frequency of bowel movements in six weeks which helps in preventing or treating colorectal cancer.
The brain is the most active bodily organ which represents 2 percent of body weight and over 20 percent of the body’s total energy expenditure. Protein bread is a great source of Vitamin B that has an essential impact on cognitive function. Homocysteine for brain atrophy is a risk factor for dementia and cognitive impairment. Protein bread helps to reduce plasma concentrations of homocysteine. Study shows that Vitamin B slows down the rate of increased brain atrophy in patients having cognitive impairment. As we start to age, our brain slowly atrophy which is accelerated in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Dietary fiber intake is widely recognized as a part of a healthy diet and keeps serum cholesterol levels at bay. Higher dietary fiber intake is inversely associated with the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
Here at Belicious bakes, we believe in good food made with healthy ingredients. So if you’re looking for high-protein bread that looks, and tastes like bread without the added sugar and artificial ingredients, try ours! Trust us—you’ll be glad you did.