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The Truth About Bread: What Is The Healthiest Type Of Bread?

What Bread Is Healthier Than Regular Bread?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing the truth about bread, including what is the healthiest type of bread to eat.

Can you handle the truth?

Let’s find out.

Raise your hand right now if you hate bread.


I love bread, but I love my body more.

Use this post as a reality check.

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Let’s Talk About Bread

Unfortunately, the wholesome bread your grandmother made, is not the same quality of bread you’ll find in traditional grocery stores.

Oh how the times have changed.

First of all, just look at the ingredients list.

How many different versions of sugar do you see?

Hidden Names For Sugar On Labels

However, when looking at the ingredients list, don’t just look for the word, sugar.

You should also be on the lookout for hidden sugar terms including:

That’s not it.

Why does your bread need to have 69 ingredients in it?

Did grandma use 69?

Be on the lookout for any words that you can’t pronounce. 

These ingredients are typically additives and chemicals that potentially may increase your risk of cancer.

Subway Bread

Remember when Subway announced they were removing a chemical called azodicarbonamide from their bread.


It was as if Subway was doing you a favor.

Maybe they just shouldn’t have put that chemical ingredient in there in the first place.

Does Your Bread Contain Hybrid Grains?

Other additives may be added to bread, to make it look like bread.

These hybrid grains used in bread contain less of the nutrients that give bread it’s color.

Based on this, some food processors add caramel coloring to the bread, to make it look more like traditional bread.

Speaking of hybrid grains, let’s take a look at the wheat that is being used in conventional bread.

Whole Grain vs Multigrain vs Whole Wheat vs Wholemeal

Why Modern Wheat Is Less Healthy

Wheat is becoming more and more void of nutrients based on the modifications used in the farming practices.

Sure the modifications may increase the crop yield, and help resist pests, however by doing so, it may be reducing the parts of bread that contain some nutrition, while increasing the gluten in the bread.

In other words, this hybrid wheat contains less nutrients than the wheat your grandma used.

What About The Fiber In Bread?

The industrial processing of bread grinds up the grain into fine particles, so it’s easier to work with.

Unfortunately, this grinding process can also negatively affect the fiber.

The fiber is important as it is what slows the absorption of the carbohydrates from the bread, which then helps balance blood sugar and insulin.

How To Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes And Improve Insulin Resistance

Without the fiber, some breads can be digested as quickly as table sugar.

This quickly spikes your blood sugar and insulin, while increasing your hunger so much, you’ll likely grab another slice of bread.

It’s a never ending cycle of cravings.

In fact, some conventional breads are actually higher on the glycemic index than table sugar.

If you want to add more fiber to your diet, eat these high fiber foods.

Does This Mean You Should Never Eat Bread?

I’m not saying you can never enjoy bread.

I just want you to be aware of what you’re eating.

If you need bread, I recommend you flex your discipline muscles, and save your favorite bread for your well earned cheat meal.

6 Cheat Meal Rules To Fire Up Your Metabolism And Burn More Fat

What Is The Healthiest Type Of Bread To Eat?

If you love bread, and are already lean and workout regularly, you should stick to:

  • Sprouted grain bread such as Ezekiel bread
  • 100% stone ground whole grain sourdough bread
  • 100% stone milled whole grain sourdough bread

You can also make your own bread.

It’s time to take control back of the ingredients you’re fueling your body with.

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  • Do you eat bread every day?
  • What type of bread do you eat?

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