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Bread: here's the good, the bad and the deceptive!

Sep 23, 2020 07:44 IST

There has always been a debate about white versus brown when it comes to bread. The ease of availability, the convenience of baking at home, different varieties and taste make bread a staple food for many people across the globe.

But when it comes to breads, making a healthy choice can get a little confusing. Different varieties come with different nutrients or lack thereof. 

To begin with, white bread is highly processed and contains simple carbohydrates. It is quick and easy to digest but offers little nutritional value. Most of the natural fibre in white bread is lost due to processing.

Brown bread is touted to be the healthier cousin of white bread but it is not that different. Brown bread's composition is only slightly different from white and most of this difference is artificial. 

In comparison to these, whole-wheat bread has a higher content of fibre, protein and micro-nutrients like selenium and manganese. All these nutrients can help keep the blood sugar levels stable in our body.

If you're looking for more nutrition from your bread, always go for breads made with sprouted grains. 

Bread is a common part of diets across the globe and the key lies in making an informed choice about the bread you consume.