Which Is Better? White Bread Vs Brown Bread
- 18 Oct, 2020
Bread is a baked food product which is made up of flour or meal that is moistened, kneaded, and fermented. It has been a major food since prehistoric times and has been made in various forms using a variety of ingredients and methods throughout the world. Bread is consumed throughout the world in different forms such as bread toast, bread omelet, sandwich etc. It comes in various types such as white bread, brown bread and multi-grain bread. The white and brown bread are commonly consumed and they differ from each other in terms of texture, taste and nutrition. The debate on which bread between the white bread and brown bread is more nutritious is ages old now. This blog post aims to cover the various different aspects in which the two types of breads are different from each other majorly focusing on nutritional properties such as calories, nutrients etc.
A BRIEF COMPARISON BETWEEN BROWN BREAD AND WHITE BREAD
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING WHITE BREAD AND BROWN BREAD
White bread is usually prepared using ‘Maida’ or refined wheat flour. This makes it more diverse in taste and suitable for making delicious sandwiches.
Brown bread is prepared from 100% whole wheat and added ingredients for colour, softness and taste. These are rich in fiber and thus are an ideal choice for good health.
CONCLUSION - Brown bread is clearly the healthier option from a health perspective due to the fiber content along with natural nutrients present in with and low calories is an additional benefit.
NUTRITION AND CALORIES
White bread is made up of maida therefore it is high in fats and calories which makes it harmful for the people who wish to lose weight or intake less calories. White bread is not healthy in terms of nutrition however artificial nutrients are added to it to make it diverse.
Brown bread is made up of wheat flour at atta which makes it free of extra carbs and calories. This makes brown bread fit for the Keto diet as well. Also, it is rich in fiber and other nutrients.
CONCLUSION - Brown bread is definitely healthier and more fulfilling in terms of nutrition and calories. The nutritional values of brown bread suit adults and people focusing on losing weight. However white bread can be consumed by young people.
White bread is made up of maida and has no fiber therefore it is higher on the glycemic index and not recommended for everyone.
Brown bread is made up of whole wheat flour therefore it's glycemic index is comparatively low and can be consumed by everyone including Keto dieters and people with type 2 diabetes wherein foods which are low in glycemic index are prescribed.
CONCLUSION - Brown bread which is low on the glycemic index leads to lowering the sugar level in the body hence reduces the risk of diabetes and other heart-related diseases in the body.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Off Late people are switching to brown bread and giving up the consumption of white one. The more nutrition in brown bread is attracting the people towards it and opting for brown bread instead of the white one. Multigrain bread is also a great option when it comes to choosing between white bread and brown bread as it is better than brown bread too but a little less tastier as it is composed of different types of edible grains. The brown bread proves itself superior in terms of health and nutrition in comparison to the white one in many aspects therefore in most cases brown bread should be chosen. White bread can also be eaten in moderation by healthy and young people who are on a regular balanced diet and exercise.