Wheat or White Bread?


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As I was in the cafeteria the other day I had the option of getting wheat or white bread. My mom always tells me that wheat bread is healthier for your health because it contains wheat. But, I personally prefer the taste of white bread. 

 

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So what is the difference between the two types of bread? According to an article by the Health Guidance the main difference between wheat and white bread is the processing and the nutrition value. The flour in wheat bread is made from wheat barriers, while the flour in white bread is made of endosperm. Endosperm is a starchy inner layer. Wheat bread is filled with nutrients while white bread is missing thirty nutrients. The nutrients in the bread you eat could have a major impact on your health.

So what bread should you pick when you are giving the option between wheat and white? Clearly wheat bread because it is full of nutrients. Wheat bread contains fiber. Fiber helps your digestive system and weight control. Research shows that men and woman who have diets with high fiber have less heat attacks and strokes than people who don't. Also children who eat white bread are more susceptible to get diabetes.

And in case any of you guys were wondering, I chose the wheat bread, what will you choose?

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I've always been told white bread is basically processed like sugar in our bodies and has almost no nutritional value. I try and eat wheat because I know how much better it is for me, but sometimes white is the only option (it tastes better anyway). Wheat is clearly a better choice, but I have also learned to make sure its whole wheat, "12 grain bread" and things of the sort are not as healthy.

I know a woman who doesn't eat wheat products, not because she has a gluten allergy, but because she believes it isn't good for digestion or causes bloating or something. Instead for cooking and baking she uses flour from different types of nuts, like pecans and almonds, or different grains. I wonder how nut flour differs both in taste and in nutrition from wheat products, or if there are other types of grains with more nutritional value. Does anyone know?

I know a woman who doesn't eat wheat products, not because she has a gluten allergy, but because she believes it isn't good for digestion or causes bloating or something. Instead for cooking and baking she uses flour from different types of nuts, like pecans and almonds, or different grains. I wonder how nut flour differs both in taste and in nutrition from wheat products, or if there are other types of grains with more nutritional value. Does anyone know?

I grew up eating wheat bread. My mom wouldn't buy white because she thought wheat was healthier. Turns out, she was right. However, she never did any research beyond reading the nutrition label. I had no idea white bread was so bad for you. Huffington post described it as an enormous sugar cube. I simply assumed wheat had more fiber. Growing up on wheat bread, it has always been my preference.

Also, according to Huffington Post, you need to make sure the bread is 100% wheat. Multigrain and "12 whole grains" may still be white bread!

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/06/healthiest-breads_n_1078520.html

It's crazy to think that you can put everything into perspective when it comes to science. There is a science behind the food you choose to eat and the activities you choose to do. When choosing the bread I would have on a sandwich I would never think about the science behind it. I, personally, am on the white bread bandwagon and I will continue to be because I do not like the taste of wheat bread. However, I like how you posted about this because I will always think about what the possible healthier choice is.

I grew up eating wheat bread. My mom wouldn't buy white because she thought wheat was healthier. Turns out, she was right. However, she never did any research beyond reading the nutrition label. I had no idea white bread was so bad for you. Huffington post described it as an enormous sugar cube. I simply assumed wheat had more fiber. Growing up on wheat bread, it has always been my preference.

Also, according to Huffington Post, you need to make sure the bread is 100% wheat. Multigrain and "12 whole grains" may still be white bread!

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/06/healthiest-breads_n_1078520.html

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