Whole Wheat Bread vs. White Bread – Which One Is Better?

whole wheat bread vs white bread - which one is better? By: Beth Scott

Junk food addicts argue with health food nuts, asserting white bread to be the best. The health food nuts retaliate exclaiming about how much better store bought whole wheat bread is than white bread.

The battle rages on…

On which side of this debate do you stand?

For that matter, which side should you REALLY be pulling for?

Lets weigh all the facts, the faults about each choice and determine which one we should honestly be proclaiming as the honest to goodness best?

THE FAULTS OF WHITE BREAD

1. White bread is nutrition less. Even fortifying it with vitamins cant replace half of the nourishment that is lost through the bleaching and sifting process that is used on the flour which white bread is make out of.

2. White bread has a lot harmful chemicals and preservatives added to it to increase its shelf life, but they decrease your lifespan.

3. White bread is practically tasteless. This is a pro to some people but a con to a lot of others who enjoy tasty food.

THE FAULTS OF STORE BOUGHT WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

1. Store bought whole wheat bread would be extremely healthy and good for your body IF you could find a loaf made without fattening and nutrition less sweeteners like sugar (but no store that I know of sells any such thing).

2. Store bought whole wheat bread contains, unfortunately, the same chemicals and preservatives that white bread does, also to lengthen shelf life.

On light of this information which viewpoint do you now hold to?

Neither hopefully. There is only one thing you can do to make sure you are getting the best tasting, highest quality and healthiest bread. And that is…

Bake your own whole wheat bread! Read why you should below.

THE VIRTUES OF HOME BAKED WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

1. Home baked whole wheat bread tastes good. Home baked whole wheat bread has a very delightful taste that is probably the main reason (even more so than its health aspects) people prefer home baked whole wheat bread to its bland counterpart, white bread or unhealthy store bought whole wheat bread.

2. Home baked whole wheat bread contains vitamins and minerals your body needs. Medical studies have proven that all the B vitamins in whole grain foods help you to have a healthy heart, and guard against heart disease.

3. Baking your own whole wheat bread is not the least bit difficult either. Just learn the basics to baking bread along with a few proven recipes and youll be set.

About the Author: Beth Scott makes whole wheat bread baking simple with her ebook “The Ultimate Whole Wheat Bread Baking Guide!” learn more at her web site: www.easybakingtips.com/breadbaking/

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  • http:///www.simcooks.com SimCooks

    whole wheat bread is better because it has fibre. However, be careful not to be duped by labels that say “Made from whole wheat…” then when you see the ingredient list, the first ingredient is “ENRICHED wheat flour…” means the flour had been refined. It’s just a sneaky way of saying “refined white flour”.

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      thanks for the tip! :D some places even dye the bread :(

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    thanks for the tip! :D some places even dye the bread :(

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    thanks for the tip! :D some places even dye the bread :(

  • http://trinidadrecipes wendy

    No comment,i just want recipe for trinidad bread recipe like the old time days.

  • Karen

    This little article answers ALL my questions. Now I can continue educating people on nasty store bought bread. I always wondered why store bought bread can’t taste as good as home made…Hello! Chemicals!
    I challenge anyone to make their own bread for one month and then go buy a loaf at the store. You will be amazed at just how crappy store bought bread really tastes.

  • Karen

    This little article answers ALL my questions. Now I can continue educating people on nasty store bought bread. I always wondered why store bought bread can’t taste as good as home made…Hello! Chemicals!
    I challenge anyone to make their own bread for one month and then go buy a loaf at the store. You will be amazed at just how crappy store bought bread really tastes.

  • Karen

    This little article answers ALL my questions. Now I can continue educating people on nasty store bought bread. I always wondered why store bought bread can’t taste as good as home made…Hello! Chemicals!
    I challenge anyone to make their own bread for one month and then go buy a loaf at the store. You will be amazed at just how crappy store bought bread really tastes.

  • Joe

    White bread is nasty because it dissolves in your mouth. Wonder brand white bread is especially bad in this regard, and can stick to the roof of your mouth if you don’t swallow the stuff immediately. Whole grain bread at least has some texture and flavor to it.

    Nutrition wise, white bread is little more than filler carbs and simple sugars without any fiber or nutrients, kind of like beer. That being said, I do enjoy a cold beer every once in a while.

  • Joe

    White bread is nasty because it dissolves in your mouth. Wonder brand white bread is especially bad in this regard, and can stick to the roof of your mouth if you don’t swallow the stuff immediately. Whole grain bread at least has some texture and flavor to it.

    Nutrition wise, white bread is little more than filler carbs and simple sugars without any fiber or nutrients, kind of like beer. That being said, I do enjoy a cold beer every once in a while.

  • Joe

    White bread is nasty because it dissolves in your mouth. Wonder brand white bread is especially bad in this regard, and can stick to the roof of your mouth if you don’t swallow the stuff immediately. Whole grain bread at least has some texture and flavor to it.

    Nutrition wise, white bread is little more than filler carbs and simple sugars without any fiber or nutrients, kind of like beer. That being said, I do enjoy a cold beer every once in a while.