Monday, July 25, 2011

Bread or no Bread?

I'm not a huge bread fan, however I like a sandwich or toast now and then.  I've heard so many good and bad things about bread, that I decided to do some research and find out what bread is best for you.  Below is an article that I found in Men's Health.  I'm happy to say that I have selected a "good" bread!  We eat Sara Lee 45 calorie!  Hope this helps some of you wondering the same thing about bread!

Here's the article:
First off, ignore the advertising copy on the front. Flip around to the ingredient list. Is the first ingredient a whole grain? Does each slice have 2 or more grams of fiber? Do "inulin" or "polydextrose" show up? The correct answers are yes, yes, and no. "With whole grain, nothing is stripped away," says Jim White, R.D., of the American Dietetic Association. That means you're noshing on natural fiber, not inulin or polydextrose, two additives used to artificially boost fiber. The breads below meet the criteria, and could also help you build muscle, lose weight, and beat heart disease.
1. Arnold Grains & More
Double Oat Hearty Oatmeal Bread
110 calories, 5 grams (g) protein, 3 g fiber
2. Sara Lee
45 Calories & Delightful 100% Whole Wheat with Honey
45 calories, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber
3. Food for Life
Wheat & Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread
110 calories, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber
4. Martin's
100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread
70 calories, 6 g protein, 4 g fiber
5. Genesis 1:29
Sprouted Grain and Seed Bread
80 calories, 4 g protein, 3 g fiber

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