Why Sourdough Bread is Better For Your Stomach

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Sourdough is a delicious chewy bread that you can eat fresh, and dip in olive oil. It also makes a great toast or sandwich. But there might be more to this bread than just taste. In fact, there are some indications that sourdough might be better for your digestion than regular white bread. Let’s take a look. 

Easier Digestibility

Sourdough undergoes a unique fermentation process that breaks down gluten and phytic acid. Gluten can be challenging for some people to digest, which is why this fermented bread can be easier to digest. 

Prebiotic Content

Sourdough bread contains prebiotics, which are substances that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. These bacteria contribute to a healthy gut microbiome, which is linked to improved digestion, nutrient absorption, and even immune function.

Blood Sugar Regulation

The fermentation process in sourdough also contributes to the production of organic acids, which can help slow down the absorption of sugars. This slower absorption may contribute to better blood sugar regulation, avoiding sudden spikes and drops you may get from eating carbs. 

So there you have it! Next time you’re at the bakery, try picking up a sourdough lough and see how it makes you feel.