What Type of Whole-Grain Breads Are Considered Healthy?


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The healthiest breads are those which have labels that say 100% whole wheat or 100% whole grain and list whole wheat as the first ingredient on the list of ingredients. Some brands include Whole Foods Organic 100% Whole Wheat Bread and Nature's Own Premium Specialty 100% Whole Wheat.

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Whole grains are naturally low in fat and cholesterol free and are a good source of healthy fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. They can provide protection against certain health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity, according to WebMD.

Buyers should be aware that many breads claiming to be "whole wheat" or "made with whole grain," actually list unbleached enriched flour as the main ingredient.

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