Marketers selling bread have gotten pretty crafty lately. It is most likely confusing to some if you don’t know what to look for when searching the long, grocery store bread aisle. Here is what to look for when you want the most nutritious bread option, the label must read “100% whole wheat” or “100% whole grain” bread. Legally a marketer of bread cannot put 100% whole wheat or grain on the package, unless the statement is true. They can put things like “natural,” “wheat,” “multi-grain,” “seven-grain” and “nutri-grain,” though, and trick you into thinking what you are eating is better for you. But if it doesn’t have “100% whole wheat” or “100% whole grain” on it, then you might as well be eating white bread for all the nutritional value you are getting.
I’ve been told over and over and over how much better whole wheat bread tastes if you make it yourself, and how much healthier it is for you than the store-bought version. I’m planning on making my own bread in the next week or two, just have to find a spare minute. But alas, the real world beckons, so for now we will be getting 100% whole grain from our local grocery store instead.