Bread decreases the levels of childhood obesity.
The child who takes more bread, take more vitamin B1 and iodine (important in the functioning of the nervous system), more folic acid (which helps the cardiovascular protection and improved mental function) and more zinc (important for better immune response).
By studying anthropometric, dietary and biochemical professionals, among whom is Dr. Elena Rodriguez, a researcher at the Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Complutense of Madrid, who presented the research results in A Coruna, showed that "children who eat more bread have fewer problems of excess weight."
In addition, children who eat more bread experience lower body mass index and an energy profile best suited to their diets and better blood parameters (cholesterol, triglycerides ...) cardiovascular risk indicators.
To encourage consumption, Elena Rodriguez proposed include bread snacks that children bring to school or consumed in the afternoon. As for the type of bread, said that "there is to spread the idea that one is better than another," but urged to be especially careful with the fats that may carry some type of bread.