Bimbo Celebrates – World Bread Day October 16th

By Ana Maria Gonzalez, Nutrition Specialist for Bimbo Group

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – 10/12/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Bimbo ( World Bread Day. It`s party time and we invite you to celebrate with us! This October 16th “World Bread Day” is celebrated, how not to celebrate a food that has been a fundamental part of the tables around the world, not only contributing to a healthy diet but also delicious.

Have you ever thought that bread accompanies us both in the most important moments like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. up in day to day? We can all remember a great time at school with our sandwich.

The “World Bread Day” is celebrated since 2006 and was established by the Union Internationale de la Boulangerie et de la Boulangerie- Pattisserie (UIB) to remember the benefits we receive the bread and the variety of breads and dishes to enjoy with it.

It is amazing to think that bread is a food of high nutritional value consumed worldwide for centuries. Therefore, and in honor of this day we share 5 reasons that bread should be part of our diet.

1.- Bread is an excellent source of carbohydrates, nutrients responsible for providing us energy to perform all our activities. Between 55-60% of the calories in our diet should come from this nutrient.

2.- Bread is one of the best dietary sources of vitamin B complex, which contribute to the proper functioning of nervous and muscular system and are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates. In addition, the flour used in bakery products such as Grupo Bimbo, is supplemented with folic acid, iron and zinc, which are essential vitamins and minerals for our body.

3.- Bread is a naturally low-fat food, a slice of bread Bimbo on average contains 0.8 g of fat and less than 71 calories, so on a diet of 2,000 calories a slice contributes about 4% of total energy required for a day.

4.- Whole grain breads, in addition to all the above benefits, provide fiber that can help the gastrointestinal health and to the microbiota that serves different functions in the body.

5.- Bread is part of our culture and very versatile so it can be included in all meals and various preparations easily.

On the other hand, we can not fail to mention the wide variety of breads on the market.
Remember to, choose different foods it is essential to have a proper diet, as it will be easier to obtain a variety of nutrients. In Grupo Bimbo we have given importance this point and that is why we offer a variety of breads:

  • Bimbo Soft White
  • Bimbo Whole Grain White
  • Bimbo Whole Wheat
  • Bimbo Original Toasted Bread
  • Bimbo Double Fiber Toasted Bread
  • Bimbo Soaft Wheat
  • Bimbo Weath Toasted Bread
  • Bimbo Hambuger Buns
  • Bimbo Hot Dog Buns
  • Bimbo 100% Whole Wheat
  • Bimbo Honey Wheat

Now that you know the varieties and advantages of bread, we share some ideas to incorporate into our daily diet.

Besides the classic ham and cheese sandwich you can prepare many versions, for example:

  • Vegetarian sandwich
  • Three cheese sandwich
  • Beans sandwich
  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Whether at breakfast or dinner a delicious French bread
  • As a snack after working out, a few slices with peanut butter
  • A slice with avocado and a little olive oil
  • A slice with cream cheese and your favorite fruit

The options are many. You can also prepare the same recipe with different kind of bread, the results will amaze the whole family.

Happy World Bread Day!

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Written By Grupo Bimbo’s Nutritionist Ana María González

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