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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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REXWELLNESS
1/17/2010 11:03:27 AM

I wish Sparkpeople would include all those recommended breads in the food lists so we can easily journal them!
9/20/2009 3:16:50 PM

SASANDRA's SparkPage
My two favorites made the list. You can find this one in the freezer section *Food for Life: Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Flourless Bread Low Sodium and *Rudi's Organic. Most important is keeping your sodium low.
9/19/2009 6:41:44 PM

BARNABABY1's SparkPage
I shop at Wegman's... I hope they have one of these!

*AMBER512 -- What brand of bread do you have that only have 40 cals/slice? Sounds like a better option than any that this gave us!!
9/7/2009 3:20:30 PM

*AMBER512's SparkPage
I like my 100% whole wheat, 40 calorie per slice bread.

I think it's funny it says to eat bread that has 100 calories or less per slice, and then in their list of breads to eat is a kind that is 120 calories per slice. That's insane!
8/20/2009 2:29:00 AM

MRYOUNESS's SparkPage
Another great bread is Milton's Whole Grain Plus. It has 24g of whole grain per slice, 90 calories, .5g fat, 16g carbs, 5g fiber, 4g protein and 125g sodium. The slices are BIG too. It is very yummy, my kids love it!!
8/18/2009 9:53:29 AM

MESANDEE's SparkPage
It always pays to read !!!! You learn something new everyday.......
7/4/2009 7:46:09 PM

BUTTERFLYROSE1's SparkPage
I've always liked whole wheat bread, but then there were so many and some contain high F corn syrup. So, I just like my Alpine bread made with flax.
7/4/2009 7:45:54 PM

BUTTERFLYROSE1's SparkPage
I've always liked whole wheat bread, but then there were so many and some contain high F corn syrup. So, I just like my Alpine bread made with flax.
6/8/2009 1:37:21 PM

2009GETINLINE's SparkPage
I was wondering where the sodium was coming from in my diet. I'm hardly ever use salt but look at the salt in these breads. I saw a bread made with sea salt..but that's another topic.
6/8/2009 1:33:33 PM

2009GETINLINE's SparkPage
I liked this atrticle. Yes bread is confusing for me.
I look for how much fiber, no soy or very little soy. No seeded topping (sticks to back of throat) so I look for a sprinkle of grain on the outter crust, and fiber it has to have fiber.
But after reading this...Next month for my breads I know what to look for. Thanks
3/11/2009 6:08:08 AM

KATJALIEBING's SparkPage
Just wanted to add that sourdough bakeries are also a very good choice, if you're looking into buying healthier bread. The one where I shop makes all their bread through natural fermentation using traditional sourdough methods. There are no yeast, preservatives or salt added! You can still buy your "white" bread for the kids, but they also have great rye and whole grain breads. Be careful though as some bakeries advertise with being sourdough bakeries, but in reality still use yeast for fermentation and just add a bit of sourdough. You can usually tell when you try the bread. Real sourdough bread is very flavorsome and tastes great.
2/20/2009 3:12:59 PM

BU2FUL's SparkPage
WOW!!! Thanks for the great Article. Who knew there was so much to consider when choosing bread. It seems like anything that isn't white is healthy, but now I have more ammo for when I walk into the grocery store. Thanks!!!
2/20/2009 1:58:05 PM

BECKY3128's SparkPage
This is one of the best Spark articles I've read! I've been trying to add more whole grains and fiber to my diet. This is extremely helpful, thank you!!
2/18/2009 9:27:05 AM

LABYRINTH's SparkPage
GREAT article! Very thorough and helpful! Thanks Becky!
1/17/2009 11:23:00 AM

SALVARAD1's SparkPage
Darn it! If only I had read this article before making and preparing my Apple "Wheat" Pancake mix. I had two delicious pancakes the morning of 1/17 thinking I was eating something more healthy than what this article implied.

After reading it, the same morning of my seemingly lovely breakfast, I re-examined the nutritional information on the product box (the mix is a product of Kerbey Lane Cafe--a popular local spot in Austin, Texas). The first item listed in the "Check the Ingredients" section was "UNBROMATED WHEAT FLOUR". As Spark and the article under discussion has led me to be more curious and skeptical and packaging claims, I decided to further investigate what "UNBROMATED" refers to. Here is the response I got:

*****"The important thing to remember about any whole wheat product is this: since manufacturers are required to list ingredients in order of their quantity (weight) in the finished product, a whole wheat product will always have one of the following listed as the first ingredient: “whole grain”, “100% whole wheat”, “100% stone ground whole wheat” or something very similar.

If you see something like “unbleached wheat flour” or “UNBROMATED wheat flour”, beware since these are just clever ways of saying “Foolish consumer, I have stripped the whole grain of all its goodness and made it highly refined”."*****

It follows, logically, that I have been fooled.

All that said, I would probably still make the pancakes once in a while (but rarely). I am going to look for a healthier, truly WHOLE mix to prepare.

This inspires me to post a question about food ethics in one of the discussion boards: look out for it soon!

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