“People are often afraid to eat any bread,” says Warren. “Although it is one of the most confusing food purchases at the supermarket, typically bearing highly processed ingredients that have no place in bread including high fructose corn syrup, there can be great options including sprouted whole grain bread. Sprouted grains lower the glycemic index of the bread and provide a great source of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, folate and essential amino acids.”
Another healthy bread is sourdough, which actually requires fermentation. This process translates to beneficial bacteria—probiotics—which help balance healthy populations of gut bacteria, lower the body’s insulin response, and help you digest more nutrients. The best thing? Sourdough is one of several foods that actually encourage calorie burn.