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Eat more bread — it could help you lose weight


Rejoice, bread lovers! Your favourite food, usually blamed for piling on the pounds, may actually help with weight loss — provided that it is the right variety. For a study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, Swedish researchers showed that substituting regular wheat with high-fibre rye-based bread and cereals proved to be a magic bullet for blasting weight and body fat in a group of mostly middle-aged men and women.

Rikard Landberg, a professor of food and health at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and the lead author on the study, asked half of his 242 overweight participants to eat a bowl of rye-based breakfast cereals, four to six slices of rye crisp bread (think Ryvita) and two to two and a half


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