Is Whole Wheat Bread the Healthiest?


As far as the research indicates, yes whole wheat and multi grain breads do have the most health benefits.
The trick is you have to make sure you’re really buying the best. Even though the label may say “whole Wheat”, or “multigrain” that is not always the case and may be a bit misleading. When choosing bread look at the nutritional information. Look for breads that list a whole grain like wheat, rye, or barley as the first ingredient. The healthiest breads are those made with 100% of one of these grains.
Healthy diets rich in fiber and whole grains may reduce your risk for a variety of diseases and conditions, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, digestive problems and some cancers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and bonds to enzymes in your body, helping to lower low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol. Insoluble fiber helps move waste out of your body through the digestive tract. Fiber may also improve the body’s anti-coagulants, helping to prevent blood clots that can lead to strokes or heart attacks. Fiber provides a feeling of fullness that may help you control your appetite and weight. Compounds and minerals found in whole grains, including phytoestrogens, copper, manganese, selenium and magnesium, may protect against some cancers.