Nutrition and Calorie Tips

Brown Bread is healthier…Or is it?

Brown Bread is healthier…Or is it? 🍞

Most people feel like they’re being healthier if they’re having brown bread rather than white. However is it actually that much better?

White grain products have just had the outer layer of the grain removed – in most cases this doesn’t remove that much in terms of nutrition. In terms of calories both products tend to be the similar, although sometimes the white version is actually lower in cals so if you’re tracking your intake then it can be a way to cut some cals. In this example you can see that the brown bread is marginally more calories for a standard 40g slice.

But what about fibre I hear you cry? Well as you can see, the fibre content is actually not that different. The brown bread does have more fibre but only 1.6g more. If you’re already having a balanced diet, which includes fruit, veg and other grains, then you’re better off simply choosing the one you prefer the taste of and not worrying too much about the fibre. If you’re trying to reduce calories then pay attention to the calories in the bread you choose as they do vary!


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