Health & Fit Is Whole Wheat Healthier Than White Bread?

19:37  17 may  2018
19:37  17 may  2018 Source:   tasteofhome.com

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Whole grains contain all parts of the grain kernel. But refined grains, like the flour used to make white bread , have had the fiber-dense bran and the But it's still better to eat whole grains . If you're buying packaged bread in the supermarket, be sure the label says " whole grain " or " whole wheat ."

Whole wheat bread baked at home, bio ingredients, very healthy with seeds © Shutterstock / Stepanek Photography Whole wheat bread baked at home, bio ingredients, very healthy with seeds

With all the trending diets, newest food crazes and most recent studies, it can be hard to keep up with the latest nutrition recommendations—are carbs good or bad? Should you cut out dairy? Is diet soda actually worse for you? And now, thanks to Nathan Myhrvold and a new study, is whole wheat bread healthier than white bread? (Here are more foods people think are healthy, but actually aren’t.)

Nathan Myhrvold, author of Modernist Bread (which is a whopping five volumes) and winner of a James Beard Award for Cookbook of the Year for Modernist Cuisine, claims that whole wheat bread is no better than white, and that it actually may be worse for you.

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But we’ve always seemed to agree that wheat bread is healthier than white bread . “If you made a list of what everybody knows to be true about nutrition, one of those things would be that whole grain breads are both more nutritious and better for you, health -wise,” says Myhrvold.

When I was growing up, my mother never allowed white bread in the house. She said white bread was unhealthy, and thus all our bread had to be whole - wheat . But now it looks like whole - wheat bread might not actually be healthier than white bread at all.

Whole wheat vs. white

The difference between whole wheat and white bread comes down to bran, the outer part of a wheat kernel. During processing, the bran is separated from the rest of the kernel. For wheat bread, the bran is mixed back in, giving bread a darker color. Bran is chock-full of vitamins and minerals, leading scientists to believe that whole wheat bread is healthier.

But Myhrvold and his team of scientists and chefs found that whole wheat didn’t perform much better than white bread, except for a few vitamins, including manganese, phosphorus and selenium, which people aren’t usually deficient of. In fact, the scientists found that humans can’t even digest some of the vitamins and minerals found in raw grain, like zinc, iron and calcium.

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Everyone knows that whole wheat bread is healthier than white bread , right? Everyone except me. There are two traditional reasons to choose whole wheat over white . The small reason: whole wheat flour has important nutrients that have been processed out of white flour.

Most nutrition experts do agree whole grains are healthier than processed ones. From the Harvard School of Public Health : A growing body of research shows that returning to whole grains and other less-processed sources of carbohydrates improves health in myriad ways.

Backed by science

A study conducted in 2017 supports Myhrvold and his team. In this study, scientists split 20 people in two groups. One group ate white bread while the other ate wheat bread for one week, they took a break for two weeks, and then they switched breads for one more week.

Scientists found that the glycemic response (or the effect that food has on blood sugar levels after consumption) wasn’t affected by the type of bread, but by the bacteria found in the person’s gut. Scientists realized they could tell which type of bread would elicit a better reaction based on an individual’s microbiome. This means that nutrition could be way more subjective than we thought—and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet.

Go for 100% whole grain

Unless it’s 100% whole wheat or whole grain, bread can still contain a lot of refined grain in the ingredients. Wheat bread dough often receives additives and preservatives, as well as sweeteners, which can spike your blood sugar just like regular white bread. So be sure to do your due diligence at the grocery store and thoroughly read nutrition labels to identify the differences in nutrients.

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Whole - wheat bread is better for you than white bread , right? Rather, there’s a bread that’s good for you , and that same exact bread might be bad for your friend. What’s healthy , it turns out, depends on the person .

Why is whole grain bread healthier than white bread ? Actually, yes it is. What is better White bread or whole wheat bread ? White bread but that is my opinion! (Wholemeal is healthier though!)

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