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5 Healthiest Types Of Bread To Consume

September 18, 2019

5 Healthiest Types Of Bread To Consume In today’s diet-focused world, bread gets
a bad reputation. In a lot of popular meal plans focused on
health and weight loss, carbohydrate-heavy foods such as bread are usually the first
thing to go. But not all types of bread are created equal:
while processed white bread isn’t exactly a superfood, there are other types of bread
which could potentially provide a little more in terms of nutritional value. So which types of bread should you keep an
eye out for on your next trip to the grocery store? Today, Bestie is going to take a closer look
at some of the healthier varieties of bread you can choose from. We’re always baking up new videos, so be
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videos and content. Whole Wheat Bread
When it comes to bread, the two types that most shoppers are likely to be familiar with
are white and whole wheat bread. Of these two, bread that is 100 percent whole
wheat is considerably healthier. Unlike processed white bread, whole grain
bread keeps the entire grain intact during the manufacturing process, leaving in various
bits such as the germ, endosperm and bran. By leaving in these parts of the grain, whole
wheat bread contains a much higher value of nutritional content than if it were to be
removed; in addition to having a higher concentration of fiber, the bran and germ of the grain are
also a beneficial source of other nutrients such as protein and fat, along with various
other vitamins and minerals. By contrast, the refined grains used in white
bread do away with many of these important nutrients by removing the bran and germ during
the bread’s creation. In addition to these added nutritional benefits,
whole wheat bread may also help protect your body against certain types of health complications
such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even certain varieties of cancer. However, you shouldn’t just settle for the
first loaf of bread you see on the store shelf with “whole wheat” on the label: many
manufacturers are inclined to simply slap the words “whole wheat” on the label in
order to make their product appear healthier, regardless of whether or not the bread itself
was actually made without refined flour. In order to ensure you’re making a healthy
and informed decision, take a closer look to ensure that the bread is made using 100
percent whole wheat or whole grain flour, and avoid breads that seem to have tacked-on
or unnecessary ingredients such as added sugar or vegetable oils. 2. Sprouted Grain
Like whole wheat bread, sprouted bread is made with whole grains as a key ingredient
as opposed to refined grains or flour. The key difference is that, as the name implies,
sprouted grain bread is made from whole grains that have begun to germinate, by which we
mean the grains have begun sprouting. This is because the grains used to make bread
are actually seeds, and by allowing these seeds to germinate before making them into
bread, you can potentially unlock a variety of added nutritional benefits. According to one study, pita bread made from
50 percent sprouted wheat flour contained an enormous difference in terms of nutritional
value, including more than three times the amount of folate than other varieties of bread. For those who don’t know, folate is a vitamin
which plays a key role in converting the food you ingest into energy, making its addition
a major plus for sprouted grain bread. Using germinated grains for bread has also
been shown to increase the number of antioxidants within the bread while also decreasing the
amount of compounds in the bread that block the absorption of certain vitamins and mineral
such as iron. The sprouting process also breaks down the
starch within the grains, which lessens the impact the bread has on your blood sugar. 3. Sourdough
Sourdough is a type of bread made through a special process that involves the fermentation
of naturally occurring yeast and bacteria that allows the bread to rise. This process of fermentation is also noteworthy
in that it plays a significant role in reducing the phytate content of the bread by as much
of 50 percent, compared to other types of bread that are created through more conventional
techniques. The unique production process of sourdough
bread may also make it easier to digest due to a higher concentration of prebiotics and
probiotics that can assist your gut with the digestion process. Additionally, sourdough bread’s relatively
low glycemic index means that, like sprouted grains, the effect that sourdough has on your
blood sugar is relatively minimal. To put it simply, while this dough might be
sour, it certainly won’t “sour” your mood. 4. Oat Bread
As evidenced by the name, oat bread is, surprise surprise, bread made using oats as a primary
ingredient. In addition to oats, oat bread is also made
with natural ingredients such as whole wheat flour, yeast, and water, which, if you’ve
been following this list so far, is a good sign in terms of potential health benefits. In addition to using whole wheat instead of
refined or processed flour, the oats found in oat bread are associated with a number
of additional health benefits, including magnesium, vitamin B1, iron, and zinc. Oats are also a major source of fiber, specifically
a type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Beta-glucan is believed to help lower your
body’s cholesterol levels, as well as keep your blood sugar at manageable levels. However, just like with whole wheat bread,
make sure you pay attention to the ingredients list while grocery shopping to make sure you’re
really getting what you’re promised; many so-called “oat breads” may actually contain
only a small amount of oats, and can, in fact, may potentially be made with refined flour
and added sugars as well. Just
another reason to practice smart shopping habits and making sure you know exactly what
you’re putting on your plate. 5. Flax Bread
Flax bread is a type of bread made using a combination of whole-grain flours as well
as flax seeds. I guess most of these names are pretty on
the nose, huh? Moving on, flax seeds are an incredibly nutritious
addition to any meal plan, which means that, by extension, flax seed is probably one of
the healthiest bread options you can choose from. For starters, flax seeds are an especially
rich source of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, which is an omega-3 fatty acid that some studies
suggest may reduce the risk of heart disease with regular intake. Additionally, flax seeds also provide a plethora
of additional health benefits, including improved cholesterol, lowered blood pressure, and a
better control over your body’s blood sugar levels. Flax seeds also contain antioxidants known
as lignans, which may potentially help to prevent the onset of certain varieties of
cancer; however, research into the anti-cancer properties of lignans and by extension flax
seeds is still a topic of debate, and the jury’s still currently out on whether or
not they’re really effective when it comes to protecting your body against cancer. In this day and age, people are paying more
attention than ever when it comes to the food they’re eating, and as a result a lot of
us have begun to rethink our daily diets in an effort to make healthier choices and avoid
foods which we suspect to be detrimental to our overall health. When it comes to eating right, exercising
and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, bread is one of the first things to usually get
cut out of people’s diets in an effort to live a more health-focused life. However, while types of bread made from refined
and processed flour are typically unhealthy and best left by the wayside, there are other
types of bread that may provide more of a nutritional boost than you might expect. Instead of cutting out bread altogether, it
might instead be a better decision to read up on the actual ingredients that go into
your bread and make informed purchasing decisions to make sure that you’re getting the best
possible nutritional bang for your buck. But hey, maybe you disagree with us. Which brings us to the question: what do you
think? Was this video the best thing since sliced
bread? Maybe you’re even questioning rye we decided
to choose this topic in the first place, and argue that when it comes to nutrition bread
should be the yeast of our concerns. we’re always interested in hearing feedback
from the people who watch our videos, so please, scroll down to the comments section below
and leave a comment of your own in order to help keep this conversation going.

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  • Reply Bestie May 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    What do you think? Was this video the best thing since sliced bread? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  • Reply Terry Quinn May 28, 2019 at 2:33 pm


  • Reply Theonlyonestanding May 29, 2019 at 1:46 am

    But you can only eat one slice per meal

  • Reply kevin r May 29, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Sprouted breads are great, but really expensive which isn't practical for the average family with kids that buy bread several times a week.

  • Reply Sandra Waller May 29, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I rather make my own bread ! UNBELIEVABLE flavor ! Do not like to buy bread from any store ! 😭😢😤😐👎

  • Reply Inok Monk May 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Without bread I can’t eat any meal even potato I am eating with bread.

  • Reply Brett Copple May 30, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Very informative video

  • Reply Genuwine6799G May 30, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    My favorite is Ezekiel flax seed, no flour no nasty ingredients, all healthy.

  • Reply Gene Ostenkamp May 31, 2019 at 1:14 am

    What about RYE bread?

  • Reply Jimmy L June 1, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Why dont they just make whole wheat bread? Cheaper as it is less process

  • Reply Jerry Brenton June 1, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Diet conscious ???
    I see fat bodies everywhere
    Just saying

  • Reply Lynn Vasquez June 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I’m going to make my whole wheat, flaxseed and oat bread now.

  • Reply Joe Helfer June 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    I don't have enough
    Dough to buy good bread

  • Reply les amos June 2, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I allways eat multigrain bread i was hoping to see it on your list of good bread.i am now into rye bread as well much smaller slices but heavier allmost like cake but nice with butter and a good cheese

  • Reply Steve Thompson June 3, 2019 at 5:35 am

    there really are companies out there that are so dumb that they do Not know how to make Bread without sugar or even aluminium In It , they simply can Not figure out how Not to put sugar or aluminium In Bread.

  • Reply PYTHAGORAS101 June 3, 2019 at 11:43 am

    The whiter your bread,the sooner you're dead.
    The grainier your bread ,the better you're fed.

  • Reply Paul F. June 3, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Didn’t hear any mention of dousing wheat with roundup, where’s that fit in our daily nutritional requirements 🤷‍♂️
    What about organic, that’s gotta be better!
    I vote, organic spelt sourdough 🙂👍👍

  • Reply Valerie Texan June 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I bought my first bread maker in the 80s. Been making my own bread every sence. I also got a grinder so I can grin up all these seeds and grains myself to help digestion of them. I've got all my bodybuilding grandsons hooked on it. I love bread making. I love using old grains like spelt. It's so easy to be healthy.

  • Reply robert simpson June 3, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    5 healthiest breads….0.

  • Reply Robert Leach June 4, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Sounds like good advice.

  • Reply G.T. GERMAN June 4, 2019 at 6:07 am

    This video seems exceptionally valuable to me and I want more so I've subscribed. Thank you.

  • Reply Sunshine Hernandez June 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    some ppl cant eat whole wheat. It causes inflammation for ppl with autoimmune disease like me.

  • Reply Eric Sanchez June 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

    So damn confusing… Got half the health industry saying bread is bad for you and half that say its good for you.
    W T F ! ? ! ? 🤯😩

  • Reply Flerida Lopez June 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the info. Now, I know which type of bread to buy…..I won’t be “just piicking” and “guessing(?) which one will provide me the
    best nutritive value and will save me time comparing each kind.

  • Reply Steven Arcand June 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Ahh…bread. The best thing since sliced diabetes. All hail "healthy grains" and "corn" which is used to fatten up animals before the slaughter. Enjoy that toast.

  • Reply Kwokman Lam June 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    …..Don't ever trust North American Wheat,before harvesting farmers sprayed with round-up.Go check CBC past show !

  • Reply henry willoughby June 5, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Talking a load of bull work in a bakery for 35years

  • Reply A.F.S. June 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    If you are insulin resistant or type 2 diabetic,,,,avoid bread as much as possible.

  • Reply Jason Emerson June 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Bread is not good for you in any form. The week we use today is nothing like the wheat or flour we had a hundred years ago. All genetically modified whether it's processed in a plant or not it grows that way.

  • Reply Anthony West Jr June 5, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    👍👍That was very enlightening information! Thank you!👍👍

  • Reply ananta padmanabhan June 5, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    a useful and practical advice,thanks. Any comments on Rye bread as well as Bagel?

  • Reply nuclearskull June 6, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Do you have ANY fucking idea what you are talking about?….Explain how the body processes Oats & Flax Seed….Please, Do go on……IDIOT.

  • Reply Sophia Lewis June 6, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Cannot trust flour these days. Even if it says whole wheat flour so making your own bread still comes to nought. Perhaps if you got your grain from your personal farm….ground your own flour….. well then.

  • Reply Chuck Davis June 6, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Good to know

  • Reply grahmhw June 6, 2019 at 11:37 am

    There is no best bread…it's a garbage food…all types

  • Reply Sdxcd Wsfc June 6, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Perfectly am enjoying your program keep up e good job dear

  • Reply Yolanda Quartilho June 6, 2019 at 9:32 pm


  • Reply KIZMET HUSTLE June 6, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Ive switched to Ezekiel bread. It's a flourless, sprouted bread that comes in Raisin, Sesame Seed and low salt flavors. The ingredients derive from the bible passage Ezekiel 4:9…“Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself." Very good for you and very tasty. You need to refrigerate immediately; since it does not contain any pesticides or preservatives, it will mold way quicker than regular breads.

  • Reply Nadir Shah June 7, 2019 at 1:51 am

    A very informative video indeed. Doesn't Sprouted breads get conversion of starch in to sweetened maltose ??

  • Reply Ben Cumml June 7, 2019 at 2:19 am


  • Reply Ninkie Boo June 7, 2019 at 5:59 am

    What about rye bread?

  • Reply Kevin Berlied June 7, 2019 at 9:23 am

    All the bread you mentioned are very bad for you. Ezekiel bread is the best bread

  • Reply Cee Dee June 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I get reflux from white bread

  • Reply Helen Willis June 7, 2019 at 11:03 am

    no eat white bread. corn bread white rice, grits leave wheat,barley, oats,hay in fields for animals to eat. growing up as a child every thing in stores were white no one was sick had babies at home mid wife delivers your babies with out meds.
    every one lived. I'm old and doing fine.

  • Reply Dexter Conley June 7, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I love bread, I grew up on bread. But as you get older, you can’t eat what you use to eating. This video gave me a new informed outlook on bread. I will try your suggestions with the information you provided. Thanks for the video and know I don’t have to cut bread out of my life. Knowledge is power!

  • Reply Gacha Cotton Rose June 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    This is the best

  • Reply Nancy Fahey June 7, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Its all sprayed with glyphosphate.

  • Reply Joyce Jones June 7, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I enjoyed watching and Learning more about the w.w. bread, health food thk u .especially flax breads

  • Reply Helen Howard June 7, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks 👍

  • Reply Vivian Pagán June 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    All brands are healthy? Or there are just special brands.

  • Reply Jason Bailey June 7, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Great video needed that info 👍🏽

  • Reply jairam balkaran June 7, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    very interesting

  • Reply Juli Jerome June 8, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Great video. Now I know what to buy in breads at the store.

  • Reply dev bachu June 8, 2019 at 10:29 am

    So whole wheat better can that cause a spike in your blood sugar level???

  • Reply SAMERAH SAAD June 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing 😍❤️😍

  • Reply Some Guy June 8, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Ezekiel bread is one of the best options. You usually find it in the cold case. Trader Joe's has some good choices, and also sells Ezekiel bread.

  • Reply Sharita Harriparsad June 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    What bread is d best to buy

  • Reply Sharita Harriparsad June 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    What bread is d best to buy

  • Reply Samantha Wiliam June 14, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Love this so much
    Thank you
    I enjoy it

  • Reply Marlinto Martin June 19, 2019 at 11:26 am

    If eat bread good for health for breakfast

  • Reply Sadiya Rabia June 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Hey, Bestie! This video has given me the opportunity to ask a favor. I’m allergic to gluten and corn. Could you do a video of the best types of food for those who are gluten intolerance and have gluten allergy? One in particular is quinoa. I’m uncertain as to whether I should include it in my diet, as there are puzzling arguments for and against it being gluten-free. I don’t know what to believe.

  • Reply Charles Abernathy June 21, 2019 at 2:23 am

    You are right on bread.

  • Reply Nutriție Sportivă June 30, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Wonderful tips and teachings!

  • Reply Jim Fromearth July 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    I eat the best bread. It’s called “NoBread”.🤔

  • Reply angie marie July 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I think bread is still bread regardless, I try really hard to stay away from all types of bread in general! If I'm craving it I stick to thin

  • Reply John Playman July 11, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Dont eat it myself ,it all turns to sugar in your stomach

  • Reply Keith Bowen July 11, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    How good is artisan bread as far as losing weight and eating right???

  • Reply RJ Perez July 13, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I'm kinda addicted to Honey Oat bread.😋 and French bread with pasta.😍

  • Reply Judith Miranda July 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Love this video important and interested info thank you😍

  • Reply JAMES D. SMITH July 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I'm feeling that ezekiel may be a better choice

  • Reply Alvin Jugernauth July 26, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Whole wheat bread with flaxseeds must surely be the best one.

  • Reply A Charles August 2, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    This video was very helpful. What's your take on Ezekiel bread?

  • Reply Rosetta Denton August 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Enjoyed it, very helpful. Please do one on cheese and butter, thank you😇

  • Reply framp tv August 8, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Thanks for the info.

  • Reply Charles Adams August 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    not a good video what were the five breads .

  • Reply Richard Sullivan August 9, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    What about rye bread & pumpernickel bread; aren't they real healthy?

  • Reply Dianne McIntosh August 9, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Should a cancer patient eat bread and what type of bread

  • Reply Jane Laflin August 10, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Breads makes you age faster

  • Reply NO NWO August 13, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Make sure the bread is ORGANIC. Most breads at the grocery store have soy oil in them, and soy is GMO and contains glyphosate. Oats also contain glyphosate, so make sure anything with oats is organic too. Glyphosate is the herbacide RoundUp from Monsanto/Beyer and causes Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma/cancer. One more thing, do not toast the bread because toasted grain products contain acrylamide which is also a known carcinogen.

  • Reply Jeffery Bernard August 14, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Show us how to tell if the labels are honest and giving the correct content

  • Reply Gerald Walsh August 15, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Best bread of all is Irish Soda bread. Tastes great just out of the toaster with marmalade!

  • Reply Y Barrett August 17, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Hello I just subscribed to your Channel breed is very important something that I think we should read up one more it is also a comfort food I have learned over the years and it's been about 3 years now wow I only eat bread 3 times a week sometimes four thanks for sharing

  • Reply David Dentino August 22, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    What about Rye Bread?

  • Reply Elodia Pedraza August 27, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    I love healthy breads the darker the better.👍🏻😋

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  • Reply Enrique Martinez August 29, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    The problem with most breads that contain bromide which is harmful to your health

  • Reply volstar8 September 3, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Starting to wonder if I should eat any bread. Just found out that Pepperidge Farms whole grain contains DATEM which is a harmful additive.

  • Reply Servant of YAHUWAH September 4, 2019 at 7:37 am

    If you eat whole wheat or whole grains make sure it is sourdough bread, or sprouted maybe. Otherwise eat white bread. Whole Grains which are not fermented are harmful to your health. I know it sounds hard to believe. I grew up eating a lot of whole grains. And since I have learned that whole grains are damaging, and try to stay away from them, my health is improving. I was completely white headed at age 49. Then I learned that the whole grains is and grain products was doing it to me. Since I tried to eat only white bread or sourdough bread, and read the labels trying to avoid whole grains, about a year plus after I have seen about 60% of my hair color return. I saw my mother have six bypass heart surgery, stents, osteoporosis, gall bladder removed etc. Now I have learned most if not all are from unfermented whole seed products, like corn syrup, corn oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and whole grains.

  • Reply James Timmerman September 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    As a type 2 diabetic. I really appreciate information such as this.

  • Reply Neil Heckman September 4, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    "Which type of bread should you keep your eye out for…" The type you make at home yourself with 100% whole wheat flour and your sourdough starter, not yeast. Otherwise, yeah, cut the bread out and eat veggies and fruits and nuts.

  • Reply Molly Mammen September 6, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I buy sprouted and sourdough bread and also bread with more fibre and protein per serving! Thank you..

  • Reply dontbelieve777 September 8, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Your Whole Wheat bread is NOT good due to the fact it raises your blood sugars high. Now if it's Sour Dough bread this will not skyrocket your blood sugar

  • Reply Kay Brown September 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Very informative about different types of breads and its ingredients

  • Reply Key Limepie September 8, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Wonder bread is best. I layer both sides with butter and throw in frying pan. Then once lightly fried to golden color I remove and layer on mayonnaise then put on fried bacon, fresh lettuce, tomato.

  • Reply David Richards September 9, 2019 at 4:57 am

    I use Nature's Own X2 Fiber. Helps me control my Carbs, but it costs well over $3.00 per load

  • Reply John Tziannis September 11, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I can't live without my bread.

  • Reply Tresa John September 11, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Thank you.

  • Reply Susan Strange September 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    How does pumpernickel compare to other breads?

  • Reply Julian Cunningham September 12, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I use Dave's " killer Bread 60 calories with 21 whole grains and seeds. It is also non GMO, organic $4.50 a loaf

  • Reply Bill Rayvan September 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Boycott bread grains for livestock

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