Healthy Bread


What is healthy bread?

I’ve recently started to eliminate all unhealthy foods from my diet, and replacing them with healthier options.  I’ve gotten rid of sodas (completely…no more “one a day” bull), Reese’s Blast (my Kryptonite), and chocolate chip poptarts.  I’ve replaced these unhealthy foods with water and lemon, fruit&yogurt parfaits, and turkey bacon and eggs.  Now I’m on a mission to find the healthiest breads.  I’ve gathered a few tips to help you out and broke them down into two simple rules.

  1. DO NOT EAT WHITE BREAD

– Simple enough right?  I know it is hard to resist.  White breads are much more delicious when dunking into a bowl of soup.  White breads should be given to children only because they have a hard time digesting the fibers in the healthier options.

  1. KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHOLE WHEAT BREAD AND WHOLE GRAIN BREAD

– These bread companies like to trick us.  They will make a piece of “wheat” bread but technically is only white bread with a splash of wheat in it.  Beware of these types of breads.  Focus on those that mention wheat as the first ingredient.  Only trust a whole wheat bread when it says “100% whole wheat” and on the back, the first ingredient listed is whole wheat.

– Whole grain bread should contain the bran, germ, and endosperm.  For it to be considered whole it must have all three of these.  A true whole grain will be high in fiber so look for bread that has at least 3 grams of fiber per SLICE.

The most simple way to ensure that you are getting a healthy bread is by looking at the ingredients and picking the one that has whole wheat as the first ingredient.

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