Is Brown Bread Better

Brown (or whole wheat) bread is touted as the healthy choice. Does it deserve its acclaim? You be the judge. The following table compares the nutritional content of a one-ounce slice of white bread versus a one-ounce slice of wheat bread.

In our opinion, the meaningful difference lies in the different levels of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber slows digestion so that the starches convert to blood sugar more slowly. The higher glycemic level of white bread can be mitigated by adding slower-to-digest foods to your meal.

The table to the right shows a higher sodium content for whole wheat bread. This dependant on the recipe used and will vary

Incidentally, unbleached white flour is better for you than bleached. (All of our breads are made with unbleached flour.)

ComparLsoii of Wiiult Wheat and White Breach

(Based on 8 one ounce slice of each)

100%

whote wheat

white

Catones

70

76

Fat

1 2

1 1

Sodium

1&1

Í46

Carbohydrates

ia.9

Pratem

2 7

2 4

Dieiary Fiber

15

05

% Ol US Recommer.ded Daily Allowance

Pnatem

A 2

3 7

Vtfsrnirt A

trace

trace

Vitarrurt C

trace

trace

Thiamin

6 7

Ö7

Riboflavin

3.5

53

Niacin

54

6.1

Catcium

2

3 6

Iron

5.5

4 &

Vitamin 8-6

26

0.5

Pantothenic Acid

2.3

1

Folacm

4

25

Phosphorous

1A

3.1

l.iagnesium

6.5

1.5

¿we

32

12

Copper

5

2

Both white and wheat breads are healthy additions to most diets when eaten in moderation.

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