Sweet bread is a food that cannot be missing from Mexican breakfast or dinner, since everyone eats it and enjoys its exquisite flavor; there are even some blessed ones who eat a piece of bread during the afternoon.
It should be noted that sweet bread is one of the perfect complements in the Mexican diet, although the ingredients with which it is made are not exactly the healthiest. Just to name a few such as yeast, butter and sugar can be counterproductive to health.
What is sweet bread made of?
However, you also have to know that no food by itself generates obesity or overweight, but bread has the bad reputation of being one of the most fattening, due to its high amount of carbohydrates and sodium.
And it is that only whole grain breads contain fiber, which helps digestion. itself the key is to know the amount of bread you consume, as well as the production process.
In turn, this is precisely what has made sweet bread the one that can make you fat the most, since bread it should only contain water, salt, flour and yeast; however, most contain sugar, saturated fat, preservatives, and additives.
Does eating bread daily affect health?
Bread can have nutrients that are beneficial to health such as vitamin B and also some essential minerals; however, being a processed product brings with it problems that can affect health.
The first and most obvious is weight gain. Due to the amount of carbohydrates, especially because of the flour, more and more fat accumulates in the body, especially in the abdomen and arms.
The flour, in addition, generates a thick mass that generates irritable bowel syndrome or constipation, so that intestinal transit becomes slower. Also, the lack of fiber can cause problems in your microbiome; that is, the bacteria of the intestine.
Another problem is that both fats and preservatives increase your body’s triglycerides, leading to diabetes or heart problems.
High carbohydrate intake causes hyperactivity, premenstrual syndrome, and mood swings. Finally, the sugars, like additives, they generate dependence on these foodsso the more you eat them, the more you will feel the need to continue eating these breads.
What kind of breads are most recommended?
The nutrition expert, Fernanda Alvarado, recommends that you include in your diet breads that provide more than three grams of fiber per serving and eat them, preferably artisan type.
Although it should be noted that the Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines for the Mexican population recommend that between 55% and 63% of calories come from carbohydrates.
Breads such as bolillo, loaves, baguette or box are considered cereals; while the sweet breadIt’s called cereal with fat. By comparison, a slice of bread provides 80 kilocalorieswhile the slice of a pancake gives 170.
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