Make Your Own Healthy, Low-carb Bread

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For people who are watching their weight or just want to cut back on carbohydrates, low-carb breads are just the perfect food for that healthy and satisfying meal. More and more people have started to practice eating bread for their breakfast, lunch and dinner because they believe that it can help keep the extra pounds off. But not just any bread will do if you’d want to lose some weight. It has to be the low-carb, whole grain variety.

Low-carb diets are all the rage these days. Some of the most commonly known benefits of undergoing low-carb diets include increased energy, better gum and teeth health, lower tendencies for compulsive eating, improvement in mental concentration and lessened cravings for sweets.

There are other, less reported benefits of low-carb diets, which include lessened amounts of headaches and PMS, immense improvement in overall skin condition, improvement in gastrointestinal conditions and lessened amounts of muscle and joint pain.

Other benefits include increase in good cholesterol or HDL, decrease in overall blood pressure, decreased blood insulin level and improvement in insulin sensitivity.

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of low-carb diets is the fact that you do not have to count calories each and every time you take your meals. All you have to do is to pick which low-carb food items that you want to include in your diet and stick with it.

Now there are lots of low-carb bread products that you can buy in most grocery stores but you can actually make your own if you’d want fresher, better-tasting loaves. You can try baking flax seed bread, for starters. Also known as linseed, flax contains lots of fiber which is good for cleansing the system and improving digestion.

Here is a recipe for low-carb flax seed bread. You’ll need the following ingredients:

1 3/4 c flax seed meal
4 to 5 tbsps cooking oil
1/2 c wheat bran
1/2 c water
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
5 pieces of eggs, beaten

All you have to do is mix all your dry recipe ingredients in a large bowl, then stir in your wet recipe ingredients after. Pour mixture to a pan. Preheat the oven at about 350 deg. F. Put the pan inside and let it bake in your oven for about 20 mins.

Take out of your oven afterwards and let the pan cool for several minutes. Cut in slices then serve. If you’re planning to store the bread, make sure to let the bread cool completely before wrapping it up with foil. Wrap the whole thing again with airtight plastic bag then store in the fridge.

Do keep in mind that some low-carb breads contain three carbohydrates per slice or piece. Minimize the total number of carbohydrates in your sandwich by eating the bread with meats or cheese.

By: Mary Walsh

Mary loves cooking! You can check out her very popular Bread Recipes website where she shares some of her Bread Pudding Recipes and Breadmaker Recipes

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