So I went to the grocery store and was looking for some whole wheat bread and a lot of them had HFCS so i didnt get those and then there was those that said their organic but have like twice the calories and all of the ones i looked at had sugar listed as one of the 4 ingredients....so which brand of whole wheat bread do you guys buy?
Sara Lee 45 calories a slice Whole Wheat bread. And, yes, it has a bit of this and a bit of that in it.
I also make my own whole wheat bread (which I call cake). If you Google, you can find some recipes. Mine is a bit on the unique side.
None. You're better off without it.
I respectfully disagree. This is from the Mayo Clinic site:"Choosing whole grains
Eat whole-grain versions — rather than refined grains — as often as possible. Whole-grain versions of rice, bread, cereal, flour and pasta can be found at any grocery store. Many whole-grain foods come ready to eat. These include a variety of breads, pastas and ready-to-eat cereals."
Lots of sites and government agency's and so called experts say the same thing, so I understand why you disagree.
There are also a lot of experts saying/showing that they are not of value and not good for you.
I choose to believe the nay sayers based on my own readings and experience.
If you like bread I don't see why you should leave it out of your diet. You're not better off without it if you're going to miss it and end up craving or binging. I like the Arnold Sandwhich Thins, no HFCS and only 100 cals. I've also picked up some Brownberry Double Fiber, sugar is like the second ingredient but there are only 2g sugar/slice and only 80cals. Plus the fiber. I don't eat bread every day but I do have a tuna sandwhich at least once a week...mmm. Sometimes I like a slice of toast with almond butter as a snack too.
I have read that if you are going to eat any kind of whole grain bread or bread product such as wraps, pancakes, etc. you should look for the word "whole" to be a part of the ingredient or it really doesn't have enough grain in it to nutritionally make a difference.
I buy Nature's Own 100% whole wheat. It has the fewest (and most natural) ingredients I've seen on a bread.
I love the flaxseed whole grain bread, at 40 cals per slice. It has your omega 3 and 6's in it, which is nice!
Ezekiel is the most natural bread I have seen at a store. Their WW bread is 80 calories a slice plus you get 5 grams of fiber with wholesome natural ingredients. How great is that?
I LOVE Vogel's breads. I usually purchase the mixed grain bread, it's just wheat flour, rye, skim milk, salt, vinegar and yeast, and no added sugars. I also purchase the Vogel's ancient grains bread when I find it; it's composed of a wider variety of grains, such as millet, quinoa, amaranth, oats, and spelt.
I also second the Ezekiel bread.
Although I wouldn't eat anything with HFCS either, the sugar is in bread to help the yeast become active and make a nice fluffy bread. A couple of grams in a slice isn't going to make any difference, especially if it's whole grain with a few grams of fibre in it.
Stores like Safeway and Albertsons often have their own bread bakeries. The bread is very fresh and without preservatives. We don't have much trouble finding ones without sugar, or that use honey.
I buy all kinds...usually the cheapest because I am a poor college student.
I buy loaves with HFCS, sugar, brown sugar, molasses in the ingredients list. They are not all listed together in the same loaf, but they each make appearances.
I try to buy WG WW breads that have the most fiber for my buck and the least sodium.My fave is Wegman's Lite Wheat Bread...80 cal for two slices, 5g fiber, 2g sugar, 210mg sodium, 5g protein...brown sugar is in the main part of the ingredients list; molasses and HFCS are in the "less than 2%" part
I was getting ready to recommend Ezekiel 4.9 bread, but I see two people have already beat me to it. :D
Nature's Pride 100% WW Bread. No hfcs. All of their breads are a good option if you want to keep bread in your diet.
I would just make sure to buy one that has no HFCS and a low amount of sugar or brown sugar. Sure, sugar and brown sugar are also processed, but at least they are somewhat of a real food, unlike HFCS which is a distorted, unrecognizable form of corn.
I go to Great Harvest. They grind the flour everyday and while it is a bit more dense it only has 4 ingredients water, flour, sugar (in the whole wheat it is honey) and yeast. You won't find a bread w/o sugar as they yeast requires some form of sugar in order to rise. I find it is way more filling than the lighty styrofoamy breads usually found in the grocery store.
They are a bit more spendy, but I would never go back to store breads. Besides the couple that run our local Great Harvest are two of the nicest people I've ever met and thier customer service is AA++ in my book.
Grains are a valuable part of any healthy diet (assuming you dont' have gluten issues) they are loaded with vitamins and fiber and are quite filling if they are whole grains. They are also a great vegetarian source of protein.