Is it OK to eat rye bread with or without seeds? I don't like whole grain or wheat bread.

Amy Campbell


Yes, rye bread, with or without seeds, is perfectly fine to eat. Rye is a whole grain, just as whole wheat and oatmeal are. There’s some research that indicates that rye has less of an impact on blood glucose than regular wheat flour. A one-ounce serving of rye bread contains about 60 calories, 12 grams of carbohydrate and 0 grams of fat. Keep an eye on your serving size, though, as a slice of bread may weigh more than one ounce and will therefore contain more than 12 grams of carbohydrate. Also, when choosing rye bread in the supermarket, look for one that lists rye as the first ingredient on the list – this indicates that the bread is a whole grain bread.

February 12, 2013 at 8:52 am