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Old 08-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #9
Jose Soriano
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Re: Bread question.

I'm a little curious about this; is there really a point to whole grain bread?

After some quick "research" I found a bunch of articles that essentially say there's no difference between whole "wheat" bread and white, since most times it's just food coloring or some such nonsense....

(all links WFS)
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=126763
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-br...eads-clothing/
http://www.webmd.com/diet/truth-about-bread-and-diet
http://www.livestrong.com/article/34...-good-for-you/
http://authoritynutrition.com/why-is-bread-bad-for-you/


But the big thing is that whole "grain" bread is like 50% more better for reasons (glycemic index, fiber count, etc) but my question is - does this really matter?

http://www.trimdownclub.com/is-whole...n-white-bread/

We're talking about a couple of slices of bread, and a difference of like 40 points on the index, and white bread has about the same as a sweet potato which is touted as a miracle food. Plus, does that difference between a whole grain bread vs white bread actually mean anything on a practical level, or is it like taking a daily multi-vitamin - most gets flushed unless you're actually deficient in some nutrient?

I'd imagine that if you're cutting for competition or something, even a 1% difference counts since you're tailoring every single nutrient in and out for a specific outcome, but for a daily intake, is this really a significant difference?

Most looks claim "significant differences" between white and grain diets, but they don't really talk about the rest of the diet, and I wonder if it's the grain's specific impact on the glycemic index, or if it's that people who eat grain are the people who are examining their diets under a microscope and thus have better habits, generally.
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