When choosing bread, always opt for the whole-grain option. Whole-grain products use the entirety of the grain.
This includes the endosperm, germ, and bran, which provide fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals for your body, says Keri Glassman, R.D., C.D.N.
Hate the taste of whole wheat? Don’t panic.
“You basically want to be looking for the word ‘whole,’” says Gans, a spokesperson for Arnold Bread.
She recommends scoping out ingredients like whole barley, brown rice, whole oats, or whole flax for a different flavor, but all the same nutrients.