Recent Research Exhorts the Goodness in Bread

Tweet The Irish Bread Bakers Your Favourite Sandwich and Be in with a Chance to Win one of 20 Sandwich Makers

Tomorrow, National Sandwich Day, (3rd November – the Earl of Sandwich’s Birthday) the humble sandwich, the staple daily lunch for thousands of school goers and workers, is getting a revamp. The recent research from the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance* (IUNA) says that sliced pan can contribute to a healthy balanced diet and the Irish Bread Bakers Association wants to know what sandwiches the people of Ireland are eating.

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Dr Mary McCreery speaking about the IUNA report says that “there are so many untruths about sliced bread in Ireland that are totally unfounded. The research states that sliced bread can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet. It’s an affordable, nutritious food, that has been consumed for thousands of years. It is low in fat, low in sugar and is a good source of carbohydrates, vitamins, calcium, iron, protein, fibre, and folic acid.”

“Like all good foods, bread should be an important part in everyone’s diet. But unlike all foods, bread is such good value and is an inexpensive source of many of the nutrients our bodies need, whatever your age. It is one of the most nutritionally valuable foods that money can buy,” concluded Dr. McCreery.

To celebrate National Sandwich Day the Irish Bread Bakers Association are offering the chance to win one of 20 sandwich makers by tweeting them what is your favourite sandwich. To be in with a chance of winning one of these 20 sandwich makers please tweet your sandwich recipe to @BreadBakersIrl

*Report is the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA) Report on the Pattern of White and Wholemeal Bread Consumption in Irish Adults and Pre-School Children, (September 2016).

Facts about bread:

  • Bread is a good source of carbohydrate, as well as vitamins (especially B vitamins), calcium, Iron, protein, fibre and folic acid.
  • Bread is low in fat and low in sugar.
  • Bread is an inexpensive source of many of the nutrients your body needs no matter what age you are.
  • Bread is an important part of everyone’s diet, even if you are watching your weight.
  • Bread is good value and is available fresh every day