Easy weight loss with potato bread

It’s colder outside. Perfect time to bake! Speaking of bread, one of the best recipes for this fall is undoubtedly potato bread. Not only does it taste amazing, it’s also healthy. Potato bread, as its name implies, is whole wheat bread flavored with cooked potatoes. So that you understand why I say that potato bread has different health benefits, let’s talk about its ingredients.

Why potato bread is healthy

First of all, there is the whole wheat flour. Now, where is the difference between whole wheat flour and regular wheat flour? Unlike whole wheat flour, wheat flour is made from dehulled grains. Unfortunately, all vitamins and minerals are lost when husking the grain. Another very important aspect is that whole wheat flour contains a higher amount of complex carbohydrates. We’ll dive into complex carbs when we’re done talking about our second potato bread ingredient, potatoes.

The potatoes themselves have the same benefit as whole wheat flour. Potatoes are pure starch. And starch is a complex carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are sugar, but there are different qualities. Simple sugar and complex sugar. While simple sugar is easy to digest, it takes time for the body to process complex sugar. The latter is an advantage of whole grain breads like potato bread. You have to understand that the easier sugar is available to your body, the more damage it will do to you. I will explain why this is so. To digest sugar, your body releases insulin. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. If it is too much, insulin will be released to lower your blood sugar level. The more simple sugar you eat, the higher your blood sugar will be and the more insulin will need to be released.

The problem and its solution for potato bread

Insulin itself is not the problem. The problem is that the level of sugar in the blood will rise and fall dramatically. This effect is why you need (really want) even more sugar after you’ve eaten it. That fact is the problem, why most people gain too much weight. What do we do with this knowledge? Well, we are looking for foods that contain a lot of complex carbohydrates. We have already learned that complex carbohydrates must first be broken down into simple sugar. This results in a slower release of sugar into the blood and a flatter insulin level. It sounds easy, it is actually easy and it is very useful for everyone.

Whole wheat bread is my first choice on this topic. But you can enhance its healthy effect. If you add cooked potatoes to this bread, you have a real complex carb monster. You wouldn’t have to eat that much, which is good for everyone counting calories. But you wouldn’t be as hungry and as often as used to anyway, because you’ve included more complex carbohydrates in your nutrition plan.

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