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Are bagels bad for you?

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Bagels are not bad or unhealthy for most individuals to consume in limited quantities; however, those with restrictive diets must consider the high amount of carbohydrates and calories. Packaged bagels from a store contain about 300 calories each, but those from a bakery can be bigger and have more calories.

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Large, dense, bakery bagels can be comparable to six slices of bread. Wheat bagels and flavor varieties that do not contain excessive sugar are healthier than some other varieties. However, some bagels that are labeled as "wheat" are not whole wheat; therefore, they can be less healthy than eating a couple of slices of whole wheat bread.

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