Over the years we have heard that wheat bread is superior to white bread, but how is that possible? What’s the difference between white bread and wheat bread?
Is one superior in value to the other one? We are here to find that out. The main difference between the white bead and wheat is the nutritional value and processing.
With wheat bread, the nutritional components which are made from wheat berries are intact – the germ, bran and endosperm. Flour is made of wheat berries are found in wheat bread with no reduction.
Wheat bread is loaded with fibre, which aids weight loss and a healthy digestive system. It also helps to lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, compared to white bread.
You might not want to eat the wheat bread because, despite its nutritional values, it contains a lot of the same preservatives and chemicals as the white bread to extend its shelf life. It is also often made with a lot of sugar to improve the taste.
Meanwhile, white bread is processed so that only endosperm – the starchy inner layer is present in the bread. This strips the wheat berries majority of its nutrients making it delicious.
White bread is affordable, accessible and tastes better than wheat bread. What white bread lack in nutrition due to processing, it compensates for in the following nutrients – iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid. Although, the nutrient is little when compared with wheat bread.
The disadvantage of taking white bread is that it is likely to contribute to weight gain and a spike in blood glucose because it is very low in fibre. White bread isn’t a good idea for those who intend to shed some weight.
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