Discover the benefits of bread

Eating a healthy diet means finding ways to get the vitamins and nutrients your body needs, and bread can help you with just that.

Discover the benefits of bread

What are the benefits of bread?

New diets and health fads get a lot of media attention, with people swearing off certain foods, and suddenly swearing by others.

  • With the recent focus on gluten, bread has been no exception to these shifts.
  • But bread, in one form or another, has been a staple in our diets for thousands of years and there are lots of reasons it can be part of a healthy diet today.

Go with the grain

Grains play an important part of your diet, primarily providing fibre, vitamins and minerals.

  • If you choose to eat breads that are rich in whole grains or enriched grains, you’ll be giving your diet a good balance of what it needs.
  • According to Canada’s Food Guide, one slice of whole grain bread provides a full Food Guide serving of grain products.

The complex made simple

Your body’s main fuel source for energy comes from the carbohydrates it processes.

  • To keep your engine running, you need a good amount of carbs, which work to keep your muscles and nervous system functioning properly.
  • Bread is an excellent and convenient way to get the complex carbohydrates your body runs on.

Live an enriched life

White bread and buns are sometimes cited as an example of unhealthy eating, but did you know that these staple foods are made with enriched grains, and provide necessary vitamins and nutrients?

  • Enriched grains provide folic acid, vitamin B and iron and, when enjoyed in a diet that also includes whole grains, can help to provide the necessary number of recommended grain servings per day.

Getting kids to eat right

One of the greatest benefits of bread is convenience.

  • Take a yummy mixture of vegetables, cheese, cold-cuts and spreads of your choosing, and bread can be a delicious little carrying case for lunches made in sandwich form!

It’s also a simple fact that many parents find their kids prefer the taste of white bread products, so getting little ones to eat their lunches might be easier using white breads with enriched grains.

A part of everyday

Bread has been with us for a long time and still plays a central role in the diets of so many cultures around the world.

  • It appears in religious ceremonies, as part of our traditional get-togethers and in both high-end and casual dining experiences.

Your family's diet

Wanting a healthier diet is admirable and important, but there’s every reason to include bread in the diet you build for yourself and your family.

  • With a mix of complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and nutrients, bread has a lot to offer busy families looking to eat right.

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