Rye Bread, Helping With Weight Loss – Improving Your health

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 by Bread making machines in Bread Making Resources

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With so many of us working on a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy and raging the war against weight loss, it is time we considered help.  Maybe it is time that we considered an equalizer, the rye substitute.  Obesity has become a huge problem in this country and most are aware of the health risks associated with being overweight. Dark Rye Bread - bread making machines

So what is the equalizer, what can be used to help with weight loss while providing other health benefits?  Rye Bread and Here is why.

Most Americans lack enough fiber in their diets and rye is an excellent source.   Fiber helps to with constipation, diabetes, gallstones, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis.  Studies have shown that fiber can be used effectively when it comes to decreasing the risks associated with heart disease and cancer.

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So what are the specific benefits of Rye Bread:

Weight loss – The fiber content in rye bread and its water binding properties is thought to cause it to expand.  It is this expansion within your intestines that is believed to help decrease food cravings.

Type II diabetes – Rye is thought to help with the reduction of risks associated with type II diabetes.  Rye releases sugar into the blood slowly.  A slower release helps the beta cell which is responsible for the creation and release of insulin.

Heart disease – The magnesium in rye helps to improve the heart’s rhythm. The calcium in rye is important for the protection of bone density.

Phytonutrients - Rye contains lignans.  Lignans are estrogen-like chemicals thought to act antioxidants.

Free radicals – Finally, the manganese found in rye is an excellent antioxidant.  It enhances your immune system’s capabilities in the destruction of free radicals.

Just think, you could be baking great rye bread with your bread making machines every day.  Bread making machines are affordable and easy to use.

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