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Revealed -- Calories in different types of bread

It important for you to take a look at these factors before you decide which bread is healthier for you.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : February 4, 2015 10:57 PM IST

Whether you favour eating multigrain bread or you like the taste of white bread, you are surely adding calories to your diet in either the form of carbohydrate or sugar. To give you an insight, here is a list of calorie count of different kinds of bread and some preparations made with bread as the main ingredient:

  • White bread: 1 slice = 95.6cal
  • Brown bread: 1 slice = 87.8cal
  • Multigrain bread: 1 slice = 79.2 cal
  • Whole wheat bread: 1 slice = 78.3 cal
  • Pita bread: 1 piece = 140.6 cal
  • Garlic bread: 1 piece = 155.1 cal
  • Bread roll: 1 piece = 78.5 cal
  • Bread upma: 1 bowl = 315.9 cal
  • Bread pakoda: 1 piece = 252.7 cal
  • Bread omelette: 1 piece = 141.1 cal
  • Milk bread: 1 piece = 84 cal

These calories are calculated using HealthifyMe Calorie Counter, the world s first Indian nutrition tracker.

Fret not, bread also has health benefits. It is low in fat and can be a satisfying component of any meal. Enriched with flour, the bread products are rich in iron, thiamine, niacin, folate and riboflavin.

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However, it is important for you to look at a few other factors to decide which bread is healthier for you. Whole wheat bread is a more nutritious option as compared to white bread as it is rich in fibre and packed with other important nutrients such as Vitamin B6 & E, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, copper and manganese. White bread has a high glycemic index and you should limit its intake as it can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. You can also opt for whole grain bread as it is naturally high in fibre and can keep you feeling full for longer, thus contributing to weight loss. Many breads also contain heart-healthy nuts and seeds. Here are some more health benefits of multigrain bread.

Tips to keep in mind

  • Dark coloured or multi-grain breads are not always made of whole grains. It is, therefore, important to always look for the ingredients in the bread before you purchase it. The first ingredient listed in the label should read whole grain.
  • Also, make sure that the bread you choose does not contain any sugar, corn syrup or artificial sweetener in it as these ingredients can add to the calorie count of the bread.

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