Rye bread contains totally different ingredients than regular bread. It contains a lot of fiber and has a low glycemic index of 40 which makes it an ideal bread during a diet. It contains much less carbs than other bread. Many people have never eaten rye bread and they choose to eat the same ordinary bread every day. Yet it is a very healthy food that also helps you losing weight.
Rye bread contains a lot of fiber per slice, more than any other bread. This contributes to a feeling of fullness. And with a feeling of fullness you will eat less! That makes it an ideal bread during a diet. The nutritional value is dependent on the type of rye bread. On average 100 grams contains 190 calories, 5.5 grams protein, 36 grams carbohydrates and only 2 grams of fat. These fats are unsaturated and therefore healthy. A slice of rye bread usually contains about 80 to 110 calories and around 4.5 grams of fiber.
A Swedish study has shown that people who eat rye bread for breakfast, were significantly less hungry after 8 hours than those who had breakfast with wheat bread. Thus, they ate less, they took fewer calories and so they lost weight.
Lower firing temperature
Because rye bread is baked at a lower temperature for a longer period of time, this is healthier than other bread. At high temperatures, from 170 degrees, is the carcinogenic compound acrylamide, making most breads, crisps, cake and chips for example carcinogenic. That means it causes cancer. All food that is cooked at high temperatures contain this substance. The higher the temperature, the more from this dangerous substance arises. Because rye bread is baked at a low temperature of 100 to 120 degrees, it does not contain this carcinogen.
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