It’s a myth that bread is “bad” for you, but there are varieties of bread that might keep you fuller or offer more health benefits than others, according to dietitians.
Bread is a good source of carbohydrates which are one of the three macronutrients our bodies need to function (alongside fats and protein), providing energy and nutrients. It also provides, fiber, prebiotics, protein, and micronutrients like iron and calcium.
It’s a myth that bread — or carbs — are inherently fattening, experts say. The only way you gain weight is by consuming more calories than you’re burning, of any type of food.
“There are no good or bad foods, there is nothing wrong with bread,” registered dietitian Jennifer Low told Insider.
You can squeeze even more nutrients into your bread by adding in foods like veggies, nuts, and seeds, experts say.