The Whole Truth About Whole Wheat Bread

Are you hearing chatter that whole wheat bread may be no better for you than white? It’s true that the “wheat bread” most delis and restaurants serve contains little whole grain. But now some experts are saying that even whole wheat breads with at least 2 g of fiber per serving are not exactly health food either.
William Davis. MD, the author of the bestselling book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, warns the products made from today’s modern strains of wheat contain a type of starch that spurs insulin production and obesity. But many others, including Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, continue to assert that whole wheat bread is advisable, provided you choose a chewy, dense bread in which you can see whole grains and pieces of grains–the kind of bread you’re more likely to find at a traditional bakery than the supermarket.
Source: Prevention February 2012