Top Benefits of Sourdough

Life is meant to be enjoyed! …& making fresh sourdough definitely helps. 😋 But did you know that sourdough is also rich in nutrients, less likely to spike your blood sugar & easier to digest? 🍞

Although it’s often made from the same flour as other types of bread, the fermentation process used to make it improves its nutrition profile in many ways. Below are a few of the health benefits of sourdough!

Sourdough bread :

▫️IS MORE NUTRITIOUS // Research suggests that the fermentation process makes minerals + fiber more available to be absorbed. Vitamins in sourdough such as B1 & B3 can help you boost your metabolism, zinc will help your immune system, calcium & magnesium are great for your bones, nerves & muscles.

▫️SUPPORTS GUT HEALTH // When the ingredients present in the starter are mixed and left to sit, the good bacteria breaks down & in turn creates lactic acid which helps your gut to better absorb all the nutrients you are ingesting! Sourdough fermentation may also produce prebiotics, a type of indigestible fiber that feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut, in turn easing digestion.✨

▫️MAY HELP IN BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL // Due to the higher fiber content in sourdough created during the fermentation process, it has less of an impact on blood sugar levels. The fermentation depletes bad starches within it, which in turn means that it won’t cause your blood sugar to rise like it does with commercial bought breads. ⁠

▫️REDUCES RISK OF HEART DISEASE // In general, higher fiber diets are linked with a lower risk of heart disease. Sourdough has folate (a B vitamin) which is also important for heart health. ⁠♥️

⁠Did any of these surprise you? As always, I hope this helps.

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