After eating the same bread every day for a long time, now you may be wondering about the other different types of bread available in the market that are more healthier.
You may have seen different varieties of bread on the shelves of the store but never dared to buy them. Right?
When it is about health, one should always select the food that gives more health benefits.
There are certain types of bread that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, while there are others of less nutritional values.
Let’s read about the types of bread to know which one is good for your health.
1. Sprouted whole Grain
Sprouted whole grain bread is something you can’t resist after knowing its health advantages.
It has a high nutritional value, lower carb content, lower anti-nutrients, lower gluten content, lower lectin levels , and higher antioxidant levels.
Now, you might be thinking, how it contains everything in it?
To clear you, this bread is made from whole wheat grains that have started to sprout from the exposure of heat and moisture.
Unlike other grains, sprouted whole grain bread contains less carb content, hence does not increase blood sugar level.
Therefore, it’s a good choice for people with diabetes.
2. White Bread
White bread has its roots in the United States, where it was first discovered.
It is made from refined wheat flour. It is soft and fluffy and you can make so many delicious recipes with it.
A single slice (25 g) of white bread contains 66 calories, 0.8 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrate, 2.7 grams fiber, 1.3g of sugar, 2.3 grams protein.
It is a taste of every home, especially in Asian countries. You can use it to make a soft creamy sandwich or fried snacks or you can eat it with other dishes like pasta, noodles and many more.
White bread is not recommended for people having digestion problems and diabetes because it contains more sugar content and takes more time to dissolve in the stomach.
3. Whole Wheat Bread
Here comes the healthiest type of bread that is popular all over the world, whole wheat bread.
It has an origin in the U.S.
Unlike white bread, whole wheat bread uses almost entire wheat grain without removing the layer of bran and germ.
This is why it has more nutritional advantages than white bread. It is spongy, salty and a bit dense, but it is easy top digest.
So, having a few slices of whole wheat bread won’t bother your stomach and digest quickly. And, it is the best option for people with diabetes.
A single slice (28 g) of whole wheat bread contains 69 calories, 0.9 gram of fat, 3.6 grams of protein and 12 grams of carbohydrate and 1.9 grams of fiber.
It is served with a number of dishes, spicy as well as sweet. Honey or cream Sandwiches, Pasta, Chinese snacks and more. The salty whole wheat bread when eaten with something sweet like jam or honey gives the best taste.
4. Brown Bread
Have you been waiting for bread that is healthy as well as sweet? If yes, here it is.
Brown bread is from Ireland, and it is a part of Irish breakfast. However, it is quite popular in other countries too.
It is made from whole wheat, wheat germ, and brown sugar. It is sweet, soft and smells good. So, if you’re looking for bread that tastes good and gives health benefits too, no bread is better than Brown Bread.
You would be surprised by its nutritional values. A slice of brown bread (25 g) gives 73 calories, 0.8 gram fat, 14 grams carbohydrate, 0.6 gram fiber, 1 grams sugar, 2.7 grams protein.
You can eat it in a traditional Irish style i.e. filled with butter and jam or you can have it with vegetables, noodles, cheese, snacks, and many other food items.
Here’s our next type of bread. Can you guess, what’s something special about it?
Well, it contains multiple grains, so we have the power of many different grains in one.
It came from Europe and became popular across the world.
Multigrain is loaded with grains like barley, wheat, flax, millet, and oats. It is light and fluffy and very wholesome, perfect for your morning breakfast.
One regular stick (10 g) contains 41 calories, 1 g fat, 7 g carbs, 0.1 g sugar, 0.3 g fiber, and 1.2 g protein.
You can make tasty recipes with multigrain like avocado toast, grilled cheese sandwich, yogurt sandwich, garlic bread and more.
These long-thin sticks look yummy, right?
Breadstick belongs to Italy and holds a special place in Italian cuisine. It is served as a side dish or as appetizers.
It is crispy, dry, baked bread also known as dipping sticks that are made from flour, cheese, yeast, and mozzarella. So, if you’re looking for something sweet as well as cheesy and salty, you can have the breadsticks with your every meal and savour its taste.
It is nutritious and fine for people with diabetic problems but we recommend them not to eat too much because of the sugar content in it.
A single stick carries 41 calories, 7 g Carbs, 0.1 g sugar, 71.3 mg sodium, 1g fat, 0.3 g fiber, and 1.2 g protein.
These crunchy dipping sticks are best eaten with cheese and garlic or if you are a dessert lover, you can put a layer of cinnamon sugar on it before eating.
7. Banana Bread
This sweet treat is mouth-watering. And if you love bananas then this can be a complete delight for you.
It came from the U.S and became popular during the ‘Great Depression’ in the 1930s, when people used their old bananas to make it, to avoid food wastage.
This cake-like sweet bread is made from mashed bananas, flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
One slice of Banana bread (28.4 g) contains 92 calories, 3 g fat, 15 g carbs, 1.2 g protein, and 0.3 g fiber. And, It is naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
It is usually eaten as a cake or muffin and some people also add chocolate chips, nuts, raisin while making because that makes it crunchy and tastier.
8. Pita Bread
Pita bread is originated in the Middle East. It is a big soft flatbread that has a pocket for stuffing. It is perfect for making wraps, rolls or sandwiches.
The main ingredients are wheat flour and yeast that makes is doughy and mushy. It is healthy and rich in protein.
One piece of pita bread (28.4 g) carries 78 calories, 16 g carbs, 0.3 g fat, 0.6 g fiber, and 9 g protein.
So, if you’re a spicy lover or like cheesy food dishes, you can make kebab roll, vegetable wrap, cheese sandwiches, tomato cheese wraps and more.
9. Rye Bread
This heavy, brownish bread is popularly known as Rye Bread. It came from Europe and became famous all over the world.
It is scrumptious and soft that is made from rye flour, yeast, and bread flour. It comes in different flavours and caraway or dill seeds are usually added to give an earthy flavour to it.
One slice (25 g) of rye bread contains 65 calories, 2.1 grams protein, 12 grams carbs, 0.8 grams fat and 1.5 grams fiber.
You can make so many flavourful and healthy meals with it like corn vegetable sandwich, grilled sandwich, meaty and cheesy Cuban sandwich, pasta and more.
You can eat it as your breakfast meal or evening snacks. It is nourishing and good for health.
I hope you like the different varieties of bread that we’ve mentioned above. We’ve picked the most popular types of bread that are admired in various countries across the globe.
Every bread has different nutrition values, so you can pick those that you think are better for your health.
And if we’ve missed any important bread on our list, let us know by writing in the comment box.
We are open to suggestions too.