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Q: White Bread vs wheat bread?

why is white bread on a menu/diet for lower cholesterol instead of wheat bread.....we all know wheat is better for not turning carbs into sugar and causing weight gain among other reasons
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1/14/09 2:45pm

Hi Ken,


You are correct.  Wheat bread is the better option over white bread.  The high fiber content promotes lower cholesterol levels.  Be sure the bread you select is "100% whole wheat bread" and contains at least 2-3 grams of fiber per slice.  You can find bread with 5-7 grams per slice.


I will make sure the producer of The Health Central Network heart sites is aware white bread is listed on the diet to lower cholesterol menu.  Thank you for pointing this out.


All the best,


Lisa Nelson, RD

Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

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By KEN SULLIVAN, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/22/10, First Published: 01/14/09