White, brown, or multigrain: We’re revealing the best bread for weight loss

Published on:21 May 2021, 10:14am IST
Yes, eating bread for weight loss makes sense. You just need to ensure that you’re choosing a healthy bread and eating it in moderation.
Aayushi Gupta
Bread can aid your weight loss endeavours. You just need to choose the right one. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Although there are plenty of options available for breakfast, most people choose bread over anything else as it saves them time and they like how it tastes. It’s a staple in many people’s diets and luckily there are multiple varieties of bread such as white, brown, and multigrain. 

However, bread has a high amount of carbohydrates and may lead to fat accumulation. However, certain varieties of bread may actually aid weight loss, in case they are high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and made from refined grain. 

So if you wish to include bread in your meals, here is what you need to consider:
1. White bread

White bread is the most eaten bread but has low nutritional value. This bread is highly processed and stripped away all the valuable nutrients. White bread has a high glycemic index (GI) and foods with a high GI are associated with weight gain because it spikes the level of insulin, the hormone which stores fat. Moreover, white bread is high in calories as well. Hence, this bread may actually derail your fitness goals. 

2. Brown bread or wholewheat bread

Brown bread is better compared to white bread. You should opt for brown bread which contains whole wheat as it tastes better and has many nutritional advantages. Brown bread is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. 

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These nutrients help to control blood glucose levels, normalize bowel movements and also help in reducing cholesterol. Further, it may also help in reducing hypertension, risk of stroke, gastrointestinal disorder and obesity. Moreover, it has fewer calories per slice. So surely, if you are looking to lose weight you can choose to eat brown bread but make sure you follow portion control. 

3. Multigrain

Multigrain bread contains grains such as wheat, barley, cornmeal, oats, buckwheat, flax and millets. It has a high fibre content and nutrients flowing from the variety of grains in it. Therefore, this weight is ideal for weight-conscious people as the high fibre content will help them feel full for longer durations and restrict overeating. 

So ladies, consider choosing between brown or multigrain bread to aid your weight loss journey.

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

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