Fri, 31 Aug, 2018
Why health experts are raving about this $5 bread from Aldi
When nutritionists approve of a supermarket item then you know it’s probably a good buy, as it’s not every day that nutritionists endorse products.
This time, it’s the Baker’s Life 85 per cent Lower Carb bread ($4.99) sold at Aldi. The bread, which is said to taste great, has such high nutrients that it’s hard to fault it, causing the affordable food staple to quickly go mainstream.
Writing for news.com.au, nutritionist Susie Burrell says that she has never been opposed to bread or carbs, but instead has always advised people to go for nutritionally rich, carb-controlled bread such as Burgen Soy Lin or Helga’s Lower Carb bread as they are rich in fibre and low in carbohydrates.
Carb-controlled bread will generally give you between 20-24 grams of carbs, 5-6 grams of dietary fibre and 8-12 grams of protein, combined with the benefits of wholegrains and seeds.
But while that sounds well and good, the Aldi Higher Protein loaf offers a huge 22.6 grams of protein, 10.7 grams of fibre and 5 grams of carbs in comparison to its counterparts.
The bread has been made with a unique blend of wheat, soy and lupin proteins, which gives the feel of traditional bread without the heaviness of wheat flour that is found in regular bread. Plus, the added seeds result in a bread that is higher in fat and higher in protein.
Despite this, Burrell says that low-carb foods are not the best choice for everyone, despite people being on low-carb diets such as the “keto” diet. She claims that as long as everything is in moderation, there is nothing wrong with a diet that “contains controlled amounts of good quality carbohydrates".
So, if you’re wondering whether the high-protein bread is the right choice for you, Burrell concluded with saying it’s a good choice for anyone who wants to watch their weight but still wants to enjoy bread each day.
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