5. Multigrain is the only bread that’s nutritious.
It may be all the rage to toss aside the white breads and pastas and go the multigrain route. But don’t get too caught up in your briefly self-satisfying lifestyle choice. What really matters for bread is the refinement quality. Most grains found in bread have already been stripped of their most important nutrients.
Keep your standards high, even when you’re on the prowl for whole grain. The only bread worth buying is that which advertises 100 percent whole wheat. If you at all see “refined wheat,” that’s a big red flag that it’s just carbs and sugars.
This also applies to snacks like pretzels and crackers. To be sure that you’re buying a relatively healthy product, check that the first ingredient listed is whole grain. If you’re really trying to step it up, choose something with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.