Having trouble in the bread aisle? With so many choices it is hard to know which kind to get. Here are some tips to get you through the bread aisle faster:
Buy 100% whole wheat bread.
The first ingredient should be whole wheat or stoneground whole wheat. You definitely want the word WHOLE in it. Make sure each slice has at least 3 g of fiber. Read the serving size to see how much fiber PER SLICE. Sometimes they can trick you and state 3 g fiber per 2 slices which only amounts to 1 1/2 g fiber per slice.
Most rye or pumpernickel breads are just glorified white bread- a slight bit better but not much. If you do desire one of these breads buy a German whole grain rye or pumpernickel- you will need to freeze it pretty quick since it won't last long in your cabinet. The same rule applies here- look for the word WHOLE and look for the fiber grams on the label.
There are so many whole wheat/whole grain choices- sandwich thins, bagels, English muffins. Just be sure to follow the rules mentioned above and you will get yourself some healthy bread!