Pumpernickel BreadPumpernickel is certainly a funny name but they hold tremendous health benefits that could help you boost the results of your weight loss efforts.
Pumpernickel bread is commonly associated with the Westphalia region of Germany and has a physical appearance that is rather dark in colour, and a very thin crust.
It’s traditionally made with power-packed ingredients like coarsely ground rye flour that gives it a distinctive sweet taste.
However, not all pumpernickel bread is made the same way and the one with the highest nutrition benefit is the one that closely follows the original German recipe.Bakers sometimes add chocolate, coffee or molasses to get the dark colour of pumpernickel bread, which makes it taste significantly different from the traditional version.
So, when you are out shopping for this wholesome bread, make sure you check the type of ingredients that are used to make the loaf. The best pumpernickel bread can be found in most bakeries around Australia.
Health benefits:
Pumpernickel bread is extremely low in fat and generally cholesterol free. A slice of bread contains only 65 calories, which is lower than the amount of calories found in an apple. It’s also pretty healthy as the tiny amount of fat (one slice 0.8 grams total fat) mainly comprises of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
So, when compared to regular bread, it will certainly make a more positive note on your lose baby weight efforts.
The rye dough makes pumpernickel bread very high in fibre with one loaf containing about 15% of fibre.In comparison, whole-grain wheat contains approximately 12% fibre and whole oats, 11%.
Its high dietary fibre qualities help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes and bowel cancer, and helps to curb obesity.
This type of bread will help you feel satiated for a longer period of time. Pumpernickel bread has rye fibre in it which helps to keep blood sugar levels from spiking after meals, which help you stay full and contented in between meals.
So, when you binge less on unhealthy snacks and high calorie food, you will increase the effectiveness of your post pregnancy diet plan.
Bowel regularity
Breads that are high in insoluble fibre can help increase the regularity of your bowel movement. Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in liquids so it helps to speed up the passage of food and waste, and reduces the chances of constipation.
Vitamins and minerals
An authentic loaf of Pumpernickel bread generally has a good amount of B-complex vitamins including vitamin B-1 and B-3 which helps to boost energy and plays an important role in our nervous and digestive system.
In addition, it also contains other vitamins and minerals such as folate, manganese, Selenium, calcium, magnesium and iron, which helps us to maintain a healthy and fit body.
The next time you can’t decide on which bread is best for you, give pumpernickel bread a go! You will see that it will be a tasty and healthy alternative to regular white bread and whole-grain bread! Try it!
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