The market is flooded with a variety of bread, from multigrain to whole wheat. As such, how do you make sure you choose the healthiest option? To help you make the right choices, fitness blogger Simran Valecha took to Instagram to list the differences between the two.
“The only difference between whole wheat bread and multigrain bread is that the latter is chemically treated,” reported Valecha.
Whole wheat bread
* High fiber
*Low glycemic index
*Whole grains: retain nutrients
* Contains several grains such as oats, millet, barley.
*Chemically treated to soften the grain
Therefore, Valecha recommended consuming whole grains because of their fiber content: whole grain bread, oat bread, barley bread, etc.
“With multigrain bread, the nutrients are in the air because it could still be made with mostly white flour. Whole wheat bread has nutrients like B vitamins, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium and a good amount of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber,” Valecha said.
Said Dr. Jinal Patel, Dietitian, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Mumbai indianexpress.com which may include multigrain bread wheat, barley, corn, oats, buckwheat, flax and millet. “However, multiple can mean one plus one or even 12, and that doesn’t mean all grains are whole. Some can be refined and stripped of their natural nutrients and fiber,” he said.
So what is better? “Whole grain bread is healthier than multigrain bread. Because 100% whole wheat bread has the whole grain which has nutrients like B vitaminsiron, zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium intact in each slice,” Dr. Patel said.
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