Breaking bread is not always what it’s made out to be. You need to make sure to read the food label on bread to make sure that it’s packing the grains and lower calories. Just because it’s brown doesn’t necessarily mean it healthier for your. Some break companies actually die their bread brown spoof you into thinking it’s healthier. Wheat doesn’t necessarily mean it’s whole grain. Look for better descriptors like 100% whole wheat or 100% whole grain. Multigrain like 7 or 12 grain doesn’t mean 100%. Could be they are using just different kind of refined grains.
Most people don’t know this but some of the healthiest breads are actually in the freezer section of your grocery store. Typically the are made without preservatives and so need to be frozen to maintain shelf life. Keep them in the freezer when you get home.
So check the label for Total Carbohydrates and Dietary Fiber. There should be at least 1 g of Dietary Fiber for every 10 g of Carbohydrates.
Quick Tip for a Healthier Bread
Less than 80 calories and at least 2 grams of dietary fiber per slice. Remember you normally eat two slices so you need to double your ingredients.