12 Grain Bread - Loaf-half (300g)
Some popular diet books say you should ditch wheat or gluten to shed pounds. But the USDA recommends eating grains daily, and at least half of those should be whole grains. Unless you have celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitively or another reason to cut back, you don’t want to miss out on the health benefits of whole grains. “You’re getting fiber, a healthy plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and a variety of phytochemicals that will improve your health,” says Lilian Cheung, DSc, RD, a lecturer in nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
A 1-slice serving of multi-grain bread contains 69 calories. One slice accounts for 3.4 percent of the calories you should consume daily if you follow a 2,000 calorie diet, but two slices – the amount you commonly eat in a sandwich – represents roughly 7 percent of your total calories. Speak to a nutritionist or your physician about how many calories you should consume to meet your nutritional goals.
Multi-grain bread can introduce more fiber into your diet than other types of bread. One serving of miscellaneous multi-grain bread contains 1.9 g of fiber. This is 5 to 7.6 percent of the amount you should consume each day. For additional fiber, look for bread containing quinoa. However, seeking out multi-grain breads containing rye and bran may help you if you are male