Is Pumpernickel Bread Healthy?

Pumpernickel bread is considered healthier than traditional white and wheat breads because it has a low glycemic load and aids in digestion, explains Readers Digest. However, not all pumpernickel breads are made with the same benefits. Search for authentic pumpernickel bread in stores that sell artisan breads.

Pumpernickel bread is made with rye flour and is fermented with a sourdough starter. Pumpernickel contains high amounts of soluble fiber, lignans and acetic acid from the sourdough starter. The bread also contains far more resistant starch than other breads. This starch passes through the stomach and small intestine undigested without causing spikes in blood sugar levels.