Nutrition experts recommend not removing the bread meals!

The bread is part of the Mediterranean diet.

  • It is the basis of the Mediterranean diet.
  • It is a mistake to remove it from the diets of patients with obesity.
  • Its consumption has fallen in recent years.

Bread is a staple in a healthy and balanced diet as it provides carbohydrates, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, and also non-fattening, according to nutrition experts have gathered in a simposisio about Pan and Health recently held in Valencia.

Eliminating this is a mistake that can lead to unbalance our food.

The bread contains important nutritional and health benefits that make it essential for a balanced diet. However, in recent years its use has declined dramatically from almost 70 kilos per person per year is consumed in the 80’s to 54 kilos in 2006.

Experts recommend taking between 200 and 250 grams of bread a day, and not giving 100 grams when following a diet, but many people, led by the false belief that fat, removing it from your diet.

And remove the bread from the diet is necessary to give up the intake of carbohydrates, essential energy source for our body, and the amounts of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals that it gives us. On the other hand, produces a satiating effect, decreasing the desire to eat, according to Carmen, Clinical Nutrition Unit of the Hospital  in Madrid.

To meet the carbohydrate intake recommendations consumption need 4-6 servings of grains, so add bread at each meal is a good way to meet this need.

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