12/10/13

Trade Up Tuesday: Bread





There are so many types of bread to choose from! They all say something like “Made with Whole-Grains”, “100% Whole Grains”, “More Fiber”, or “Low-Carb”. Today we will help you Trade-up and find bread that is healthier than the one you are currently eating! We decided to give an example of a double “Trade-Up”. Many people have made the switch from enriched grains to whole grains, but there are still so many options. There is still room for improvement within the “Whole-grain” breads like we have demonstrated on this Tuesday Trade-Up.

Good: Nature’s Own Honey Wheat (NuVal 23)
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice, Servings Per Container: 22, Calories: 70, Calories from Fat: 5, Total Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 125mg, Total Carbohydrate: 13g, Dietary Fiber: Less than 1g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 6%, Thiamin: 8%, Riboflavin: 6%, Niacin: 6%, Folic Acid: 20%

Ingredients: Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Honey, Sugar, Whole Wheat Flour, Rye Flour, Wheat Bran, Yeast, Contains 2% Or Less Of Each Of The Following: Wheat Gluten, Salt, Soybean Oil, Vinegar, Cultured Wheat Flour, Dough Conditioners (Contains One Or More Of The Following: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Monoglycerides And/Or Diglycerides, Calcium Peroxide, Calcium Iodate, Datem, Ethoxylated Mono- And Diglycerides, Azodicarbonamide), Yeast Food (Ammonium Sulfate) , Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Enzymes, Soy Flour, Soy Lecithin.

Better: Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread (NuVal 36)
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice, Servings Per Container: 22, Calories: 50, Calories from Fat: 10, Total Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 115mg, Total Carbohydrate: 10g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 2%, Thiamin: 8%, Riboflavin: 6%, Niacin: 10%, Folic Acid: 4%

Ingredients: Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Brown Sugar, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Contains 2% Or Less Of Each Of The Following: Salt, Vegetable Oil (Soybean Oil Or Canola Oil), Dough Conditioners (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Monoglycerides, Calcium Iodate,Ethoxylated Mono And Diglycerides, Calcium Peroxide, Datem, Azodicarbonamide), Cultured Wheat Flour, Vinegar, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Yeast Food (Ammonium Sulfate), Soy Lecithin.

Best: Nature’s Own Double Fiber Wheat Bread (NuVal 50)
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice, Servings Per Container: 20, Calories: 50, Calories from Fat: 5, Total Fat: 0.5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 135mg, Total Carbohydrate: 13g, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Sugars: Less than 1g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 6%, Thiamin: 8%, Riboflavin: 4%, Niacin: 6%, Folic Acid: 2%

Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Inulin (Chicory), Vegetable Fiber (Soy And/Or Cottonseed), Wheat Gluten, Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Yeast, Wheat Bran, Contains 2% Or Less Of Each Of The Following: Sugar, Salt, Dough Conditioners (Contains One Or More Of The Following: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Mono- And Diglycerides, Calcium Peroxide, Calcium Iodate, Datem, Ethoxylated Mono- And Diglycerides, Azodicarbonamide), Soybean Oil, Soy Flour, Natural Flavor, Omega 3 (Refined Fish Oil Derived From Anchovy, Sardine, And /Or Mackerel), Monocalcium Phosphate, Ammonium Sulfate, Enzymes, Soy Lecithin, Niacin, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), Wheat Starch, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Cultured Wheat Flour, Vinegar, Oat Flake Topping

*The 100% Whole Wheat bread has a higher NuVal score than the Honey Wheat bread. If you are still eating enriched wheat bread, then this would be a good “Trade-Up”. If you are currently consuming 100% Whole Wheat bread, then maybe you could try one with a higher NuVal score such as the Double Fiber Wheat bread. The Double Fiber bread has less total fat and sugar, while it has twice as much fiber and a little more iron. Look around the store for other high scoring whole-grain breads as well!

There's always a way to Trade UP!!


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