Bread has been a staple food around the world for thousands of years. People continue to consume it because of its convenience, portability, nutrition, and taste.
Wholegrains found in bread are an essential part of a growing child’s healthy diet, providing them with vital nutrients to get through the day. Wholegrain also provides energy for a child’s normal growth and development. The recommended daily intake of fiber, iron, carbohydrates and other vitamins and minerals can seem like a lot. One way to ensure you kids are getting the most of out what they are eating is to introduce wholegrain bread into their diet.
What are the benefits of children eating wholegrain bread?
Studies have shown consuming wholegrains lowers the risk of illnesses such as heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes and cancer in adults. This means that the earlier you children get accustomed to eating a wholegrain bread, the better. Wholegrain bread can provide:
Dietary fiber: important for the bowel to function properly. Fiber helps to increase food movement through the digestive system and reduce constipation.
B vitamins: essential for a child’s healthy nervous system. Your child’s body needs thiamine, riboflavin and niacin to convert and produce energy from fats, carbohydrates and glucose.
Minerals: such as iron and magnesium. Iron is responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood, while magnesium builds strong bones and releases energy from muscles.
Antioxidants: strengthen the body’s ability to fight infection and disease. Many people know they are in fruits and vegetables, but most are unaware that antioxidants are in wholegrain bread, too.
While bread made with whole-wheat flour is still the ideal choice because of its high fiber content, kids sometimes don’t fully embrace the texture and flavor. So, if your kids won't eat wholegrain bread, Sunbeam’s Whole Grain White bread sneaks the benefits of wholegrains into a kid-friendly, white bread. Made with wholegrain flour, this bread has the soft, melt-in-your-mouth flavor that you expect from a white bread, but with extra nutritional benefits. It also has zero grams of saturated fat, trans fat or cholesterol. It's great for school, picnics or as an afternoon snack!