Garlic bread goes best with pasta and spaghetti. Knowing its nutritional content is best if you are monitoring your daily calorie intake.
If you are on a low carb diet, then you must count your favorite garlic bread out of it. You will be surprised to know that the tasty and yummy snack/appetizer might add a lot of calories to your diet. So, it is of prime importance to start thinking about the calories in garlic bread before planning our diet.
The intake of food must constitute the right proportion of calories that is a must for an individual. If the intake of calories surpasses the normal standards it might result in grave problems like obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, immune disorders, and speed the aging process. One must know the amount of calories in each slice that we consume to keep a check on weight. Most of the single-servings of bread, especially in this appetizer, are of approximately 150 calories. Garlic has no calories but the butter added for flavor itself has almost 100 calories per tablespoon.
It constitutes complex carbohydrates in the form of starch, fibers and a large quantity of saturated fats. Because of its high glycemic value it may sometimes inflate your sugar level. In all, it is ranked low in terms of its nutritional values.
The chart below provides a summary of the nutritional values as per the size of the servings.
|1 Cubic Inch||11|
|1 Small Size (2-1/2″ x 2″ x 1″)||53|
|1 Medium Slice (4-3/4″ x 4″ x 1/2″)||96|
|1 Large Slice (5″ x 2-1/2″ x 1″)||135|
From the table we can see that 1 small-sized garlic bread serving can add up to 53 calories out of which 35% is fat, 56% carbohydrate, and 9% protein. Even a single slice is full of 1.5 grams saturated fats which is sufficient not only to block the arteries but to also increase cholesterol levels. Other than this, it has near about 22 grams of carbohydrates which constitutes only 3 grams of sugar for energy and 1 gram of dietary fibers for aiding metabolism. It has 5 grams of proteins which play a vital role in functioning of the body. So, it is suggested to abstain from binging on them. Don’t rely on the calorie values given by various brands available in the market or grocery stores; they mostly give you an approximate value. Those written on packets may not be the exact values and they also vary from one brand to another.
Try out homemade garlic breads which are low in fat. You can also try innovative recipes and make healthy and nutritious food for yourself. Also, a variety of other breads are available with less calories. The table below shows the calories in other types of bread.
|TYPE OF BREAD||QUANTITY||CAL.|
|Wheat Bread||100 g.||259|
|French Bread||100 g.||274|
|Corn Bread||90 g.||180|
|Mountain Bread||90 g.||70|
|Pita Bread||50 g.||140|
|Raisin Bread||1 slice||80|
|Turkish Bread||50 g.||135|
|Low Carb Bread||40 g.||80|
|Multigrain Bread||100 g.||251|
|Rye Bread||100 g.||259|
After knowing the important facts on the calories as well as other bread types, it should now be easier for you to plan a balanced diet for yourself.
Even though you are aware of the calories present in this delicious treat, which is quite high, that does not mean that you can’t relish garlic bread. You just need to give a pause to your order after one piece and yes, don’t order for garlic bread with additional cheese or butter; it will only increase your calorie intake. We can say that food is our medicine and a wholesome balanced diet with restricted calories can keep us healthy. Eat healthy and stay healthy.