What Are Some High-Fiber Breads?

What Are Some High-Fiber Breads?

Nature's Pride 100 Percent Whole Wheat, Sara Lee Hearty and Delicious 100 Percent Multi Grain and Orowheat Country 100 percent Whole Wheat are breads considered high in fiber, according to WebMD.com. Thomas 100% Whole Wheat Pita Pockets also receives high marks for fiber content.

When choosing a high-fiber bread variety, WebMD suggests looking for an option with 4 grams of fiber per two slices of bread and 100-percent whole-wheat flour as the chief ingredient. If the first ingredient listed is wheat flour or enriched bleach flour, the product contains mostly white flour.

For those seeking a high-fiber bagel option, WebMD recommends Thomas Hearty Grains 100 Percent Whole Wheat bagels. While most people believe rye bread is a high-fiber option, it is not, due to the unbleached enriched flour listed as the first ingredient. Rye bread has about 1 gram of fiber per slice.

Fitness Magazine's top picks for high-fiber bread include Arnold's Light 100 Percent Whole Wheat,

Wonder White Bread Fans 100 Percent Whole Grain and Pepperidge Farms 100 Percent Whole Wheat Thin Sliced Bread. The magazine used several criteria in making these selections, including choices having 2 or 3 grams of fiber with fewer than 100 calories per slice.

Fiber aids in digestion, keeps cholesterol in check and reduces the chance of developing heart disease and diabetes. Men 50 and younger should aim for 38 grams of fiber daily, while for women it's 25 grams. Men over 50 need 30 grams, while women over 50 require 21 grams.