Dr Oz: Guilt-Free Bread Options
Before you give up bread entirely, learn what Dr Oz discovered when he learned about the new breads that can actually help you lose weight. Yes, you read that correctly! Bread used to be the foundation of the food pyramid but it quickly got a bad rap when, as a nation, we began consuming far too many carbs. Luckily, the food industry caught on and began creating healthier breads to appeal to consumers. But all those labels are confusing to say the least, so Dr Oz wanted to cut through the confusion to find out which ones are worth your money.
Dr Oz explained that when you eat bread, it causes a sugar spike inside your body that helps insulin allow your body’s cells to use that sugar for energy. Those carbohydrates also trigger a “feel good response” thanks to dopamine, which temporarily soothes you and satisfies you. But then once that wears off, suddenly you’re hungry and irritable, only craving more bread.
So what breads can you enjoy without experiencing that unhealthy roller coaster?
Dr Oz: Ezekiel, Coconut, & Tapioca Bread
First, there’s Ezekiel bread made from sprouted grain, not flour. The grains help you digest the bread easier and avoid the bloating that may occur after eating flour-based breads. Sprouted grain breads should be kept in the fridge or freezer. Dr Oz and his family actually eat Ezekiel bread in their home.
Then, there’s coconut bread which is just 35 calories and 6 grams of carbs per slice. Coconut bread makes for a great French toast. You can also try tapioca bread which tastes like regular white bread, but is loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Even better, it’s a resistant starch so your body stores it differently than ordinary white bread.
Dr Oz: Pistachio Butter
After taking a closer look at healthier breads, Dr Oz then wanted to find out more about the latest healthy bread spreads. First was the new nut butter that’s tasty and healthy enough to replace your peanut butter. Pistachio butter, according to nutritionist Maya Feller, may be the trendiest food of 2017. It’s loaded with vitamin A, iron, and calcium, and it tastes delicious! Plus, it’s full of fiber and contains a good amount of protein, which means it’s great for weight loss.
Additionally, pistachios are high in potassium, could possibly lower your cholesterol and boost antioxidant levels.