Bread and HealthJournal: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Vol.5, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Authors : Kourkouta L.; Koukourikos K.; Iliadis C.; Ouzounakis P.; Monios A.; Tsaloglidou A.;
Page : 821-826
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Introduction: Bread is a food full of flavors and nutrients and continues to be the basis of our daily diet. Aim: The aim of this review was the investigation of bread's usefulness in our daily dietary chain and health in general. Material-Method: Extensive review of the recent literature was conducted in electronic databases (Medline, Scopus, and Google Scholar) through the Association of Hellenic Academic Libraries (HEAL-Link) using the appropriate key words: bread, health, disease as well as a combination of them. Results: Bread is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates that provide the body with the energy needed. Although bread is a basic food of everyday human nutrition, it is implicated in a variety of situations that burden the human body, such as obesity. However, this happens only when it is consumed in very large quantities and when it is part of an unbalanced diet. Conclusions: Bread, when is consumed in balanced quantities can give the body plenty of nutrients essential for its good function.
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