The Truth About Bread
Is bread one of your diet wreckers? Here's how to fix that.
How to Choose the Best Bread
Here are some bread-buying tips:
Go with the whole grain. Choose breads that list "whole" grain as the first ingredient, such as whole wheat, white whole wheat, or whole oats. "Wheat bread" is not necessarily a whole-grain product.
Downsize. To reduce portions, boost fiber intake, and improve whole-grain consumption, opt for whole-grain English muffins, bagel thins, and sandwich thins. Choose 2-ounce sandwich and hamburger buns.
Don't shop by color. Many whole-grain breads are darker than white bread, but food manufacturers may add molasses and food coloring to give their refined bread products a darker hue. Always check the ingredient label.
Bulk up. Choose whole-grain bread products with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.