Which Bread is Considered Healthier?

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  1. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    Wheat or White? Just wondering , my son says wheat

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image76
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i would say whole grain wheat would be the best.

      White bread really has no nutritional value.

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image75
      Maddie Ruudposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Whole grains are always better for you than processed (white) grains.  So go for whole wheat bread instead of white, brown rice instead of white, whole grain pasta, etc.

      1. starme77 profile image77
        starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Good Advice smile Thanks

    3. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm so anal!
      I know you meant "healthful."
      What the heck is a healthy loaf of bread?
      White flour, to a health nut like me, is poison.
      Do you remember making "paste" in kindergarden out of white flour and water?...and you want to eat that made into bread?
      if ya enjoy cellulite bumps, load yourself with masticated white bread.
      Eat no bread that,in the ingredients list,doesn't say the grain used to make it FIRST!
      If it says "enriched," don't buy it.

    4. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      definitely whole wheat. white flour bread is ok sometimes, but only if it is a good stout bread like sourdough or something.

  2. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    Ever have potatoe bread? I Love that stuff and since I am trying to gain weight at the moment , Think I'll go for the Buttermilk bread mmmmmmm................

  3. Rafini profile image71
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    any kind of whole grain bread without white flour (gotta check the ingredients list!)

  4. Ivorwen profile image67
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    I really like bread made with sprouted wheat flour and barley flour.  The barley is high in protein and gives a soft, white type texture, without loosing the nutrients.

  5. susanlang profile image59
    susanlangposted 13 years ago

    You too? I thought I was the only hubber who liked that type of bread smile

  6. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

    The one served with peppered turkey!smile

    1. susanlang profile image59
      susanlangposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yea... love turkey, having it this sunday. Mmmmm good. smile

  7. timorous profile image81
    timorousposted 13 years ago

    Here's a boring little botany lesson 4yuz.

    Wheat and oat grains have three basic components: the germ, the endosperm, and the bran (the outer part of the grain).  The bran and the germ both contain important vitamins and minerals, antioxidants etc.  The endosperm (the inner part) is mostly proteins and carbohydrates and only trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.

    White bread is logically enough, made from white flour (or all-purpose) and is processed from the endosperm only..no bran, no germ.  Therefore it has a much lower nutritional value than whole wheat.  That's why they add vitamins to commercially made white breads.

    Bran is good for you because it helps control your metabolism by slowly releasing glucose into your system, providing energy over an extended period.  It also helps digestion.  They don't call it 'nature's brush' for nothing.  I think you get the picture. smile

  8. donotfear profile image83
    donotfearposted 13 years ago

    Whole grain wheat with NO sugar added. There's also a bread called Healthy White with no sugar.

  9. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    your son is right, not just whole wheat, 100% whole wheat. it still has 100% of the grain as whole wheat/wheat does not.

  10. sxyshiningsmile profile image58
    sxyshiningsmileposted 13 years ago

    i think is the wheat bread. besides, if you drink a cup of green tea, it will be healthier! have a try~

  11. darrylcrawford profile image69
    darrylcrawfordposted 13 years ago

    9 grain Wheat bread without frutose corn syrup it BEST.
    White bread is just a loaf of good for nothing. It taste good but has little to no benefit in your body.

  12. MikeNV profile image69
    MikeNVposted 13 years ago

    What is white bread?  It's bleached wheat flour.  Then by law they have to "add back" vitamins so they can sell the stuff.

    That's your answer.  But it's more complicated than that.

    Bread is flour, yeast, a little salt, and perhaps a little sugar or honey to get the yeast to rise.

    When you read the side of the label on grocery store bread you find so many ingredients with chemical names you can hardly pronounce.

    Dough conditioners, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, etc.

    So who knows what is healthier... depends on what you are really buying.

    When you eat as close to the source as possible, and the least amount of processing as possible you don't subject your body to having to deal with all those chemicals that are not actually part of "real food".

    1. timorous profile image81
      timorousposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely right Mike.

      I bought a breadmaker machine about 10 years ago.  After the first loaf, I was hooked.  It was soooo much more flavourful than the chemically assisted supermarket stuff.  There's also the knowledge that it contains only what you need.

      Oh yeah, it also costs less than half the price of the plastic bread in the supermarket, especially if you buy really big bags of flour (10kg).

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    Deborah Sextonposted 13 years ago

    When the grain is cut from the field using a Thresher, whatever bug or insect sitting on the wheat, oats, or whatever, is also cut up with it.This is called dockage or something like that. It would be impossible to clean it all out. Instead, it is separated and graded.
    Any that has too many foreign things (grasshoppers, bugs, rocks)
    are sold to feed supply stores.

  14. kephrira profile image61
    kephriraposted 13 years ago

    I think one of those wholegrain loafs with added seeds would be the best, and they're tasty too.

  15. profile image0
    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    my favorite bread of all

  16. timorous profile image81
    timorousposted 13 years ago

    Mmmmm...Pizza!!! tongue
    (Couldn't find a Homer Simpson emoticon)

  17. NorwinGalle profile image57
    NorwinGalleposted 13 years ago

    wheat bread I guess..


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