In this modern era where fitness has become very important, Families are making changes in their daily routines to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Selecting the right bread is one of choices you should make.
One of the changes many families have adopted is the switch from white to brown bread. You have always been told that white bread is made from refined flour which is an unhealthy choice of flour. White flour results in weight gain, increase in cholesterol levels and many other problems. On the contrary brown bread is made from whole wheat which has many health benefits.
What you may not realize is that not all breads sold as “Brown Breads” are made from whole wheat.You are deceived here into thinking brown bread is the right bread for you.But is the bread really made from whole wheat?
Most of us buy breads sold in packets under brand names. Many such brands make brown bread not from whole wheat instead they add caramelized sugar.So basically when you buy these breads what we are consuming is just refined flour with additional calories of sugar.
Bread Nutrition Facts-
As seen below there is sugars present in the nutrition facts of this bread.
What you should do is read the label of the bread before buying. If it mentions traces of sugar or refined flour then the bread is not made from whole wheat and buying such bread is not exactly a healthy choice.
To be even more cautious you could examine a slice of the bread. Real brown bread has a rough texture and is really crumbly as well. It should not be smooth and firm like the ones we get in packets. It is because whole wheat flour is not very elastic in nature as compared to refined flour. Refined flour has elastic property because of which breads made from it are soft and has a smooth texture.
You can also purchase breads from authentic bakeries instead of the packed ones to be sure if its whole wheat bread or just a tanned white bread.Always read food labels before buying food stuffs so you can be sure that your efforts towards healthy lifestyle do not go in vain.
Let us know what you think about eating the right bread in the comments section below.
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