You’ll have more energy
Yes, bread is a carb. But repeat after us: Carbs aren’t necessarily bad for you, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, author of The Superfood Swap. The right kind provides long-lasting energy throughout the day, as well as a slew of other health benefits. “Don’t ditch all bread,” says Blatner. “The white stuff is overly processed and missing important nutrients like fiber.” Plus, it causes blood sugar levels to quickly skyrocket and crash. But “whole grain versions are less processed and have more fiber.” Nutritionists want you to eat these healthy carbs.
You’ll be healthier overall
Young, old, male, or female, eating whole wheat bread has a huge range of health benefits. A review of studies published in 2016 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that whole-grain carbs can reduce your risks of dying from any cause, cardiovascular disease, or cancer. You’ll get the most benefits from consuming at least three servings of whole grains a day, but just one daily serving alone still has the power to reduce your risk of chronic diseases.