Fitness food or fat bomb? Protein bread has become a big hit on the bread shelf. But are they really healthy or simply a high-fat bread alternative? We tested six protein bread for nutritional values, protein sources, and taste.
From protein bars to protein puddings to protein bread – protein-rich foods are more in demand and in demand than they have been for a long time.
All with the promise to help you lose weight or maintain your ideal weight, as well as to promote athletic performance.
But are pre-packaged protein bread from supermarkets and online stores really as healthy as they suggest?
We tested six high-protein pieces of bread for ingredients, nutrients, and taste.
When is bread a protein bread?
Most protein bread provides between 12 to 24 grams of protein in the form of wheat, soy, lupine, or pea protein, as well as soybean meal, soy flour, edible bran, oat fiber, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, and whey protein.
The carbohydrate content of a protein bread is usually between 4.5 to 7 percent.
What are the advantages of protein bread?
Due to the high amounts of oil seeds, it is not surprising that protein bread provides much more fat compared to conventional whole grain products. Of course, this can also be seen as a disadvantage.
But it should be emphasized: These are always healthy fats. Because all too often, seeds provide the vital omega-3 fatty acids that the body cannot produce itself.
But that’s not all: They also score with a high content of dietary fiber, which is particularly beneficial for digestion.
Thanks to the high protein and fat content, the blood sugar level is kept constant, so that the feeling of satiety lasts longer.
However, it is important to remember that a protein bread is not a “light product” and there is often the fallacy that much more of it can be eaten.
6 protein bread in the test
In the protein bread test, ready-made bread was tested that is available in well-stocked supermarkets as well as online.
The focus of the test was on protein sources, protein content, nutrient composition, ingredients, and taste.
No test laboratory was cooperated with.
Conclusion of the editorial team: Hearty, rich: Thanks to the many seeds, the bread from Whole & Pure provides natural vegetable protein and particularly high levels of omega-3. Healthy fatty acids benefit above all testosterone production and performance. After two slices, a pleasant feeling of satiety sets in, and the insulin level is only minimally affected. But be careful: since the bread is very high in fiber and fat, it should be enjoyed in moderation. Whole & Pure bread is available in Rewe stores throughout Germany and in selected Edeka and Sky stores.