Bread Is Good for Your Health!

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Yes, baguettes are good for you!


 

 

Made up of 55% carbohydrates (especially starch), 34% water, 7% protein, 3% fiber, plus B vitamins and mineral salts (calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphate), it is in the front ranks of foods that best meet the energy needs of the human body.


 

Bread has emerged a winner from the endless contradictory debates among nutritionists (influenced by the trend toward ultra-thin models), who accused bread of all sorts of evils—such as causing weight gain—and put it on the list of forbidden foods. The baguette turns out to be a food with very little fat (its lipid content is only 1%).

On the contrary, we know that bread compensates for the imbalances in our diet, which is often too rich in animal fats. Bread helps meet an important public health objective: to restore slow-digesting complex carbohydrates to their rightful place in our diet while reducing the intake of animal fats.

Scientific studies have proved that bread’s fiber content may contribute to lowering cholesterol levels, controlling diabetes, and perhaps also to reducing the incidence of certain types of cancers.

Eating bread also obliges us to chew, and this helps satisfy the appetite, so the total intake of food is reduced.

In a baguette, there is very little salt. (Salt is known to help trigger hypertension, which can lead in turn to multiple health problems.)



The Retrodor has less salt than most other baguettes on the market !


A healthy, balanced diet should include about 9 to 14 ounces (250 to 400 grams) of bread per day, or one baguette per person per day, spread among the various meals: this regularity is good for the digestive process—and bread fiber helps us keep our stomachs flat!



Baguettes, at any time !


 

Sharing a baguette for breakfast, children will not get so hungry before lunch, they’ll be more attentive and cheerful at school than if they’ve had other cereals (such as corn flakes). Bread gives them energy that lasts, from morning on; children are less tempted to snack between meals.

A big slice of baguette with butter or jam combined with a hot drink, fruit or fruit juice, and a milk product—this is the ideal formula to get the day off to a good start!


For an active life that involves exercise or sports, our muscles need reserves of energy, carbohydrates; otherwise they tire too quickly. A muscle can consume as much as 2 grams (.07 ounce) of starch per minute with prolonged effort, playing soccer, tennis, or basketball, for example. All by itself, a Retrodor Baguette, which weighs about 300 grams (10.6 ounces) can supply energy equivalent to two and a half hours of effort.


Bread has an important role, for the same reasons, in the diet of pregnant women: it helps avoid hypoglycemia (sudden drops in blood sugar) and helps combat stress.


 

 


Let us note, to conclude, that the price of bread is arguably quite low,

given its nutritional qualities!


If we add the prodigious quantity of pleasure that accompanies

each healthy bite, then the price suddenly seems genuinely modest.