Daily Bread Consumption Can Improve Heart Health, Study Shows

There’s good news for carbivores enrolled in online baking courses: According to a study conducted at the University of Barcelona, daily bread consumption can help promote cardiovascular health. Research shows that eating a normal amount of bread can help reduce the levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, while increasing the levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, in your body.

“The data obtained in the study indicate that daily bread consumption, especially wholemeal one, as an element of a balanced diet, is associated to a healthier lipid profile that shows lower insulin blood concentrations,” said Rafael Llorch, a Department of Nutrition and Bromatology professor who led the study.

However, before you try your hand at breadmaking in your baking classes online, it’s important to remember that not all recipes are created equal. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, you should try baking with whole wheat flour to increase the fiber and B vitamin content of your bread. This will make bread even better for your heart, as it will help enhance the way your body handles insulin. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get baking!

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