Is Brown Bread Healthier than White Bread?

Is Brown Bread Healthier for you? This seems to be a highly contending question among people with health-conscious choices. However, there is very little health information regarding this topic if brown bread is healthier for our bodies. Hence – the question remains, which bread should you choose? Brown bread or white bread – which bread is better for my health?

 

Before we dive into the real health facts about brown bread and if brown bread is healthier for you, lets first look into the differences between white and brown bread.

 Benefits Brown Bread White Bread
Ingredients Brown bread is prepared from 100% whole wheat and added ingredients for colour, softness and taste. White bread is usually prepared using ‘Maida’ making it more diverse in taste and suitable for making delicious sandwiches.
Fibre content  high level of fibre content. Has negligible or very less fiber content. This is primarily due to the lack of whole wheat. 
Softness A little bit hard White bread is soft
Nutrition and Calories  High-calorie content Contains fewer calories 
     

 

Brown bread is prepared from 100% whole wheat and added ingredients for colour, softness and taste. These are rich in fiber and thus are an ideal choice for good health.

White bread are usually prepared using ‘Maida’. This makes them more diverse in taste and suitable for making delicious sandwiches. But being delicious always does not mean being healthy. There are other added ingredients such as colour, salt and yeast (as with other bread).

Brown bread is clearly the healthier option from a health perspective. White bread is good for your health too, but it simply misses out on the goodness of whole wheat.

Fiber Content

White bread has negligible or very less fiber content. This is primarily due to the lack of whole wheat. Fiber is essential for your body and overall health.

If you choose a brown bread which is prepared truly using whole wheat, you will be able to reap its high level of fiber content. Thus, brown bread is rich in fiber and packs a punch of nutrition when compared to white bread. Thus brown bread is healthier.

Softness

Now, if you ask the question – Which bread is softer?

The answer is White Bread. This is because white bread is processed well and the flour it encompasses makes the bread really soft

This softness simply can’t be achieved in whole wheat. Thus, if you want a really soft bread for that delicate and mouth-watering sandwich, you should opt for white bread.

Nutrition & Calories

Wheat generally contains fewer calories than ‘maida’. This is the case with white bread and brown bread. The maida contains more calories and thus making the white bread calorie-rich. Whereas, brown bread is rich in fiber and low in calories.

The nutritional values of brown bread suit adults and people focusing on losing weight. The nutritional value of white bread is suitable for younger people and athletes who look to pump up their energy levels.

Conclusion

White Bread vs Brown Bread have their distinct health benefits and cons.

Brown bread contains the goodness of wheat while white bread is soft and rich in taste.

There are subtle differences between the two in appearance – one is lighter while the other is darker.

Brown bread is darker in colour whereas, white bread is lighter. White bread is even softer and tastier to eat.

Brown bread is made from whole wheat and has high nutritional values. It has high fiber content and fewer calories when compared to white bread.

If you are looking to trim down some fat and lose weight, we strongly recommend brown (whole wheat) bread.

White bread is best for delicious sandwiches. If you are athletic and want to pump your energy levels up, then go for white bread. Thus generally our question and worries if brown bread is healthier have been quenched today. 


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