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White Vs Brown Bread : A quick read

I am always confused about one thing. Should I eat white or brown bread? 
Whenever I don’t have breakfast with me, after reaching office I ask the cafeteria wale bhaiya to give me bread-butter with chai. He is so informed that every time he asks me “Madam white or brown?”

My bestie Saumya has an inclination towards brown bread as she considers it healthier than white bread. But to be honest, leave aside the health factor, I don’t like the taste of brown bread at all. Also, I don’t think it is anyway better than white bread.
A few days back, I read a book “Unjunked” and it again made my belief stronger that it’s better to go with taking white bread when one has to decide between brown and white bread. As per the book

“Whole wheat bread has no added beneficial ingredient that can enhance the nutritional composition of that bread. In fact, wheat bread has extra gluten added to it to get the sponginess. Due to the presence of bran in wheat bread, gluten needs to be step up to 14% whereas white bread has gluten content of up to 12% naturally, extra yeast and sugar which increases the calorific value of wheat bread.”

This means, Gluten is definitely there in white bread, but in wheat bread, extra gluten powder is added. Few things we can compare ourselves. Like, the thickness of the bread slice in both the types. A slice of brown or whole wheat bread is thicker and denser, compared to white bread. So thicker one has more calories and is definitely a thing to avoid. Also, it’s obvious that to keep a thick stack of bread fresh for longer time, more preservatives need to added in brown bread.

Did you know
A 9cm/9cm slice of whole wheat bread has 87 kcal as compared to a slice of white bread, which is just 50 kcal


The book also presents the insight that

The Food Expert uses a GI scale called the Glycemic index (GI value) to measure the “quickness” in which a particular food, once eaten, turns into glucose in the blood. The higher the GI value more harm to body’s metabolism; leading to obesity and all manner of aging-related diseases. In a UK study, GI value of white Bread is 59 Vs GI value of wheat Bread is 68 (Source:Mendosa.com).

So, when you are eating whole wheat bread, you are not only having more sugar, more gluten, more preservatives but also more calories. 

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