Superfood Tip: Whole wheat bread
You know if you are buying whole wheat bread if the first ingredient listed is “100 percent whole wheat flour.” Whole wheat products such as bread, pasta, some crackers and cereals contain the unprocessed kernel which contains the germ. The germ is where the majority of the nutrients are kept such as B vitamins, minerals and fiber. All of these help us maximize our metabolism and keep us regular and full. If we choose whole wheat products at least half the time we eat wheat, we will easily meet our daily fiber needs.
It does not have to be expensive to eat whole wheat. The generic brands of Walmart, Safeway and City Market all offer 100 percent whole wheat bread (but they do contain high fructose corn syrup). Sara Lee 100 percent whole wheat bread is the next most affordable and contains no high fructose corn syrup.
Lindsey Hester, Registered Dietitian
The Memorial Hospital-Craig