A Slice of White Bread Provides the Same Calories as an Apple

White bread can be an excellent source of nutrients with very few calories. Gone is the myth that eating bread can cause health problems, on the contrary, more and more benefits are added.

Did you know that a slice of white bread brings the same calories as an apple? That’s right, both foods, in addition to being an excellent source of fiber, provide only 80 calories, which on a daily average of 2000 calories, represent barely 4%.

Other foods with the same calorie intake and that are usually related to healthy eating are: Four tablespoons tuna in water, ¾ cup low-fat yogurt, or 1/3 of a cup of beans.

Bread, in addition to its low calorie content, provides us with carbohydrates that help the body stay active throughout the day, also contains very important nutrients like proteins, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, niacin, vitamin B2, folic acid and vitamin B6.

If you are still confused with the myths about bread, you should know that a slice of white bread can contain less than 2 grams of fat.

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) a ham sandwich with 100 grams of meat, lettuce and tomato has only 259 calories, plus 13 g of total fat, 199 mg of cholesterol, 551 mg of sodium, 19 g of carbohydrates, and 11 g of protein.

So you know, if you want to enjoy a delicious meal, easy to prepare, rich in nutrients and not fattening, a sandwich may be the best option.

References:

  • https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/153717?fg=&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=50&offset=&sort=default&order=asc&qlookup=ham+sandwich&ds=&qt=&qp=&qa=&qn=&q=&ing=
  • https://www.fao.org/ag/humannutrition/nutritioneducation/49741/es/