We are all aware of the fact how carbohydrates can influence our weight and as well as our health. But, who can resist that tasty fresh and warm bread?
Fortunately, there is a healthy bread recipe and from now on you should not get deprived from this amazing food product. This bread is based on only healthy ingredients free of gluten, cereals, and lectin. It has been recommended by a well-recognized cardiologist considering it highly beneficial for your health which for sure you will love it. This cardiologist states that not only carbohydrates and gluten are harmful for the body but as well as the lectins which are contained in all traditional breads.
The name of this cardiologist is Steven Gundry who has developed many lectin-free diets, and in these diets is the recipe of this low-calorie bread. This bread will not trigger any bloating or inflammation and when calories are concerned they are very low, in fact in one slice of this bread there is only 90 calories. The key ingredients of this bread are coconut flour, blanched almond flour and coconut oil.
Why lectin is harmful?
Lectin is present in plenty of foods like cereals, beans or other vegetables and legumes. This non-digestible protein can trigger many ailments like indigestion, leaky bowel syndrome and irritable bowel. Furthermore, as per a conducted animal study on rats it was revealed that lectin can boost the bacteria in the small intestine and lower the defense of mucous membranes.
Yet, not all experts are unanimous regarding the negative impact of lectin as some of them believe that their overuse can be very harmful. For instance, in the case of almonds, lectin is present in their skin, and because of that it is commonly removed or whitened.
Nonetheless, we recommend the use of the following super healthy bread recipe. Here it is:
Recipe of Homemade Healthy Bread
- 5 eggs
- 1 pound of blanched almond flour
- 1 pound of coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon of sea salt
- Half a glass of water
- 1/3 glass of coconut oil, fondue
Start with heating the oven at 350°F. Next, start preparing the dough: mix the baking powder with the almond and coconut flour and then include the salt. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and pour the water and coconut oil. Combine both mixtures: the dry one and the liquid one and leave the dough to stand for 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer the dough in a greased bread pan and in the end smooth the top of the mixture with a spoon. Place it in the oven and bake it for 50 minutes, that is, till the bread turns golden brown. Remove it from the oven, and leave it to cool off and then take it out from the pan. Your bread is ready for consumption, cut it into slices and enjoy its taste.
It can last up to 7 days if it is kept in a refrigerator or 1 month in a freezer.
The benefits of the included ingredients
Coconut flour is high in minerals like selenium, iron, or manganese. Plus, it is packed with fiber and very low in fat.
Almond flour can lower bad-LDL cholesterol and insulin resistance. Additionally, it is fairly loaded with vitamin E which protects against heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Coconut oil is very beneficial for the health as it contains caprylic acid that can battle certain microbes like fungi and yeasts. According to a conducted study this oil promotes a fat decrease in the abdomen area in obese women.