Which is better for you — whole wheat bread or multi-grain bread? I have had type 2 diabetes for a year now and I've been told whole wheat bread is not good for you because it has half white flour.

Amy Campbell


Actually, whole wheat bread is a healthy choice, along with any whole grain bread. But not all whole grain breads are necessarily good choices. The way to determine if a bread, or any foodfor that matter, is truly “whole grain” is to read the ingredient list on the package. The first ingredient should be a whole grain food, such as whole wheat, whole rye, stoneground whole wheat, wheatberries, oats or oatmeal, or brown rice. The words “multigrain,” “wheat” or “stoneground” don’t necessarily mean that the food is a whole grain. For more information, visit the Whole Grains Councils website at

7 replies

CJ55 2012-10-05 23:25:00 -0500 Report

Grannie Lila.. Welcome to DC. You will fit in just fine. There are a great bunch of people on DC. Have a great weekend. God Bless

Granny Lila
Granny Lila 2012-10-05 21:39:14 -0500 Report

Hello y'all. This is the first time I have been here. I have no idea what to do but, I have read some of the coments and y'all sound so interesting and smart. I'm not sure I can fit in but I will try. I have type 2. I have had it for over 6 years. That I know of. My blood sugar is pretty much under controll most of the time. I just don't have as many problems with it as a friend of mine with type 1. I feel blessed after seeing what she goes through. Well I'll stop now, y'all have a blessed and happy weekend.

Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell 2012-10-04 06:47:49 -0500 Report

Hi - Actually, yes, there is some evidence that rye improves insulin sensitivity, reduces body weight and improves satiety (fullness) more so than wheat. So, whole grain rye products are a good bet!