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White bread and brown bread

Whole Wheat

There seems to be a lot of confusion for people when it comes to finding the right types of breads to eat. When most people hear the word “brown” they immediately think it’s the healthier option. This is not always true. Whole wheat bread is the product of refined processed flour. The brown appearance is usually caused by molasses that’s added to the mixture. Essentially whole wheat and white bread are basically the same thing! They are both high on the Glycemic Index and will cause blood sugar and insulin spikes which in turn will cause fatigue and weight gain.

Whole Grain

Whole grain bread has a much richer fiber content compared to whole wheat bread and it is not produced with refined and processed flour. It is also loaded with vitamins and minerals and does not cause energy levels to fluctuate. Not only is this a healthier option, it will keep you feeling fuller for longer. 

Choosing The Right Breads

1 – Check the ingredients label on the bread you are picking. Avoid anything that says Whole Wheat, Enriched Flour, or Wheat Flour. Look for minimal ingredients that have 100% Whole Wheat or Whole Grain

2 –  Check the fiber content. Ideally you want to choose a bread that has at least 1.5 – 2 grams of fiber per slice. Most white refined breads have 0.5 grams of fiber per slice!

3 – Squeeze your bread! Whole grain bread can barely be squeezed. Try squeezing white bread,  it will literally bunch up into a tiny golf sized ball! This happens because due to the lack of fiber in the breadNamaste

Eat well!

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