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Why brown bread is considered healthier than white bread?

Asked by joel kingston, 25 Dec '08 11:12 am
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Umesh has given the answer in a nutshell! To elaborate,

The most healthful bread of all would be that made in the old-fashioned way by grinding wheat between two stones, in which manner all of the nutrient substances and salts are preserved. When we consider that the poor get almost all of their daily amounts of nutrient salts from bread, we must consider it as a crime against the public welfare when, through greed for gain, or for technical reasons, as is the case in the rolling mills, the flour is largely robbed of its nutritive salts and other substances. The building up of the bony structure, the chest expansion, the development of the lungs, and, consequently, the general health of the population at large stand in intimate relation to the above. Fine white breads are, at all events, to be condemned.

Source: Internet from the article, "Concerning Bread, And The Advantage Of Brown Bread Over White Bread"

(Originally Published 1913)
Answered by Anand YNI, 27 Dec '08 10:20 am

 
  
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Because brown bread is 'brown' in color whereas white bread is 'white' in color.
Answered by mang, 29 Dec '08 03:52 am

 
  
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Because it is baked,,,,
Answered by rohan, 27 Dec '08 11:56 am

 
  
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It's not the color of the bread, but the quality of its composition. Enriched wheat flour is most frequently used in making white bread, and it is extremely low in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. The process has so stripped the flour of nutrients that some vitamins have to be artificially added back. Whole grains on the other hand are less processed and higher in fiber, and make a much better choice. Just because bread is brown doesn't mean it's whole grain- check the labels. Any listing of "wheat flour" "unbleached wheat flour" "enriched wheat flour" and you still have the processed stuff. If the ingredients don't list "whole wheat" it's not whole wheat. Even then, many breads will contain just a smattering of whole grains so they can list "Whole grains" on the label. Read the whole ingredients list and make sure it contains whole grains and nothing else!
Answered by SAIRA, 27 Dec '08 11:40 am

 
  
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Brown bread is very good from digestive & health point of view. it keeps ldl cholestrol in control apart from other healthy aspects
Answered by shekhar vashishtha, 27 Dec '08 11:36 am

 
  
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Brown bread is made of whole wheat flour and has a lot number of health benefits. The bran & germ both is used while preparing brown bread so It contains fibre which helps to lower LDL cholestrol .
Answered by prashant prashar, 27 Dec '08 11:10 am

 
  
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Fibre yaar Fibre !!
Answered by UMESH SHARMA, 27 Dec '08 10:16 am

 
  
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Brown bread is made of whole wheat flour and has a lot number of health benefits. The bran & germ both is used while preparing brown bread so It contains fibre which helps to lower LDL cholestrol .
Answered by Mamta xxxxxx, 25 Dec '08 11:52 am

 
  
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Same as brown people are healthier than white people.
Answered by Muhammed Rashid, 28 Dec '08 03:16 pm

 
  
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Fibres play imp. role in the diet.since the brown bread is prepared by unseived wheat , it's obsorbed slowly into the blood ,thus keeping the balance in tact.
Answered by skumar, 31 Dec '08 02:10 pm

 
  
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