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Baffled by Bread? How to Choose the Best Loaf

Plus Our Top Picks for Whole Wheat Breads

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BINONTHUNDER
2/19/2014 3:42:04 PM

Trying to figure out why Healthy Life Bread with only 35 calories a slice didn't make it to your list of best whole wheat bread to purchase?
8/13/2013 9:02:07 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Love to eat honey wheat and regular wheat.
MARIALCUG
6/2/2013 4:26:48 PM

Guess i made the right choice honey Wheat it is
5/29/2013 9:22:12 AM

WILDANGELKURI's SparkPage
Almost all of the recommended breads have ingredient lists as long as my arm. If you really want to keep natural whole grain breads in your diet, make your own! It's not as complicated as it looks or if you have no time to bake your own bread, find a natural bake house. Whole Foods Market Bakehouse breads have a wide selection of breads and they have organic ingredients and only 5 or 6 ingredients that are found in your own kitchen.
8/16/2012 6:59:03 PM

ELAINESAWESOME's SparkPage
Very frustrating that I thought I was doing the right thing, whole grain rye only to read this article and find out it's a marketing gimmick. Arghhhhh
8/5/2012 11:31:53 AM

FIGHTING4IT's SparkPage
IDK if anyone has posted this already, but the Arnold sandwich thins are 100 calories not 50
YVETTE59
7/28/2012 11:07:40 PM

Does any one know the healthiest options/ brands in Australia? I usually buy Helgas but I can now see this says "wheat flour" so is not as great as it is supposed to be!
BOBVAN2
7/28/2012 4:04:14 PM

Here in Oregon we are blessed to have a Killer Dave’s Bread. They have multiple choices, but we like the green wrapped one the best. No animal products, 21 whole grains, 6 grams of protein, 100% whole wheat, organic, and 110 calories.
You may be able to get it other places as Costco carries it.
Read about it at www.daveskillerbread.com
7/16/2012 12:22:34 PM

CMCBRIDE37's SparkPage
I wish there was a similar article on Gluten free breads.
7/16/2012 1:04:59 AM

SOCDIRECTOR's SparkPage
Thanks for putting the pics in this post. Now I know what I'm looking for in my grocery store.
MIKEROTT
5/15/2012 1:35:24 PM

Alpine breads at Costco are fantastic! 80c/slice and very tasty.
5/15/2012 3:55:05 AM

TWIDGETTMOM's SparkPage
or make your own bread! It is fun, simple ingredients, and rewarding! Knead it with your own hands, shape it into a loaf and enjoy the smell of fresh baked bread! You control all the ingredients. Get a recipe you like, that has the nutrients you want, like wheat bread or rye...but even white bread you make for yourself is so much better than white bread you can buy off the shelf.
2/19/2012 12:46:48 PM

ARDUINNA's SparkPage
@Dotslady- You are correct that we shouldn't try to get all of our fiber from grains (calories would be too high for one!); we should get a lot from our fruits & vegetables. Many people are sensitive to wheat who may not have know it. Keep in mind that 60-70% of the population do not have a problem with wheat so don't need to stop eating it...

I'm trying to add more whole grains to my diet in the their less processed forms: brown/wild rice; barley; bulgur; quinoa etc. (pardon my punctuation...my keyboard doesn't have a working comma). However this is an article on how to chose healthy BREAD; so perhaps another forum would be better for this discussion ;)
2/19/2012 12:39:36 PM

ARDUINNA's SparkPage
Something we need to keep in mind is that whole grains breads generally are higher in calories than most "diet" breads but are also much more nutritionally dense. I've noticed I lose weight more efficiently when I choose nutritionally dense foods rather than just low calorie foods. Just what's helping me ;)

Oh! The 50 calorie total for the sandwich thins are for one half of the "bun" as they are like flattened hamburger buns. They are called thins for a reason...can't see someone eating only half & being satisfied with it ;)
2/19/2012 10:15:09 AM

DOTSLADY's SparkPage
Has anyone read the book "Wheat Belly" by cardiologist Dr. William Davis?
http://amzn.to/yPt47d

I find it interesting that friends think I'm a heratic when I suggest to not eat wheat at all. We've been brainwashed to think whole grains are the only or best source of fiber in our diet. What needs to be understood is that 30-40% of the population have the potential to react negatively to gluten/grains. I think it's important to share that. There're are positive AND negative properties to food, and we haven't been taught how to figure it out. Epigenomics is coming though. (Epigenome: "Genomics maps of stable, yet reprogrammable nuclear changes that control gene expression and influence our health.")

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