Words like “multigrain,” “wheat,” and “7 grain” don’t mean all that much. Many breads labeled this way actually contain refined grains, which lack the fiber of whole grains and can make your blood sugar spike faster after eating, leading to cravings.
Be a smarter bread shopper! “Check the ingredient list to see that the bread is actually made with ‘whole’ grains,” says Blatner. If the first flour listed on the label is refined (look for “bleached” or “unbleached enriched wheat flour”), it’s not really a whole grain product.