Purple bread – a superfood you can make at home!

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Rich in many nutrients bread with a specific appearance has become a dietary hit. Why purple bread has so many advantages and how to prepare it yourself? We suggest!

Scientific discovery

Purple bread is the result of the research of Professor Zhou Weibiao of the National University of Singapore. The scientist has been working in the field of dietetics for many years, and his special interest was a healthy alternative to bread. The purple bread he developed has a positive effect on the body, is more filling and suitable even for people on a strict diet. The ingredients in the bread are of natural origin and significantly surpass the effects of traditional, wheat bread. The bread recipe is so easy that anyone can bake it themselves at home, although the product is not yet commercially available. For a healthy baked good, use the right ingredients to reduce sugar levels and have a positive effect on the body.

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Disadvantages of wheat bread

Many artificial ingredients and preservatives can be found in the composition of light bread. Their use is meant to prolong the freshness of the bread and improve its appearance. The list of harmful products for the body can include raising agents that artificially increase the volume of bread, especially rolls. Light bread also promotes weight gain. This is due to the high sugar content. Studies have shown that light bread has a higher glycemic index than chocolate. What is more, wheat bread is easy to digest, it gives a shorter feeling of satiety and the body demands another meal faster. This is due to the high content of fiber, which has no nutritional value and does not provide the body with energy, but only speeds up metabolic processes.

Purple bread – ingredients

The texture, appearance and taste of purple bread are similar to traditional bread. The key difference is the list of ingredients used in its production. The primary nutritional element is anthocyanins, extracted by Professor Weibiao from black rice. The substance has antioxidant properties and is responsible for the purple color of the baked goods. The chemical compound in black rice has a low glycemic index and helps control blood sugar levels. Due to the chemical reaction between anthocyanins and starch enzymes, purple bread is digested by the body almost 20% longer, making the body feel satiated for a longer period of time. Thanks to the substance, the caloric value of baked goods does not change, and the energy contained in the meal is released more slowly. Purple bread is not yet commercially available, but with the right ingredients you can make it yourself at home. Use foods such as blueberries, plums, beets, grapes, eggplant, or strawberries for high anthocyanin content.

Benefits of purple bread

The phenomenon of purple bread lies in its positive effect on the human body. The main advantage is the low sugar level, which is especially recommended in the diet of people with diabetes. The baked goods created by the researcher are made only from natural ingredients, so they do not contain gluten, which can adversely affect the digestion of many nutrients, including iron, calcium or zinc, and significantly raise blood sugar levels. The anthocyanins contained in purple bread support the proper functioning of the digestive system and are involved in metabolic processes.

Research conducted in Singapore has also shown that the created bread, thanks to the substances it contains, reduces the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, multiple sclerosis, and prevents inflammation in the body. Anthocyanins prevent memory loss and help fight neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. The substance also reduces the levels of free radicals, excess of which cause stroke, atherosclerosis and asthma.

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