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kops2da
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I really like this - a little hard to find in our area but I buy it when I can as I am thoroughly addicted to white bread....
 

White whole-wheat bread looks and tastes like white bread but has the same nutritional benefits as regular whole-wheat bread, also called whole-grain bread.

Government guidelines recommend that you eat at least three servings of whole grains a day. One way to get whole grains in your diet is to eat whole-wheat bread. Unfortunately, many people - especially children - don't like the taste or texture of regular whole-wheat bread. So, food companies have introduced white whole-wheat bread.

Regular white bread is made with refined grains - which go through a process that strips out certain parts of the grain. But white whole-wheat bread - like regular whole-wheat bread - is made with the whole grain.

The difference between white whole wheat and regular whole wheat is in the type of wheat used. Regular whole-wheat bread is made with red wheat, which is dark in color and has a slightly bitter taste. White whole-wheat bread is made with an albino variety of wheat, which is lighter in color and has a sweeter, milder flavor. To get a softer texture, the whole grains of albino wheat go through an extra processing procedure.

So how do you know if bread is whole grain? According to the Food and Drug Administration, whole-grain products must contain a least 51 percent whole grains by weight. This means "whole grain" should be first on the ingredient list. So check the ingredient list. If it doesn't say "whole grain" first, it isn't whole-grain bread.


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


sore_guts
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that whole grains are by far better for you than refined, processed white flour foods.  Unfortunately many, many GIs reccomend a low fiber or low-residue diet for their patients.  I dont agree with that advice and will never do that diet again.  In the past while flaring I have eaten this white whole wheat bread instead of my usual nutty, heavy whole grains breads.  I figured it was a middle of the road compramise.
 sore_guts
 
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bbc
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
If any bread has more than 1 gram of fiber especially insoluable fiber, I stay away from it when in a flair and my colon is fragile and or bleeding!
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Dx'd 05/2007
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Corti Foam p.m.
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
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pb4
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   Posted 9/29/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you're talking about "smart bread" we have it here in Canada where I live, my son likes honey on toast so I'll buy that bread for him because he doesn't like whole grain breads but he'll eat the "smart bread", they also make a whole grain version as well for those who like whole grain.

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Dr-A
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   Posted 9/29/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, bread is deceiving, lol. I can go behind and ask people why they are choosing a certain bread, which I have before, and they told me because it is whole wheat. Most don't read the ingredients though, they focus on the nutritional label. Need to be a professional ingredient reader to figure out whats in stuff nowadays. Even with whole grain as first ingredient, some are refined, some not, and then HFC can sneak in there 3rd or 4th.
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/30/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, yes, I am always sure it is what I want - but I love white bread and this white bread has whole grain so is better for me.  What is HFC?  ElaineNY

68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


TusMom
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   Posted 9/30/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey, sore_guts:

Does eating the white whole grain bread while flaring bother you at all?  I have real trouble with the low-fiber diet suggestion, too, especially since I've gone to such lengths to make the vast majority of the grains I eat (from bread to pasta to cereal to pizza crust) whole grain for the nutritional benefits.  I do love white bread, but after eating it (and white pasta, etc.) for the past few weeks while in this flare, I am SICK to death of it and perhaps even feeling fatigued because of the sugar/carbs in processed flour.  In addition to that, my mother has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and of course, the first dietary suggestion regarding cancer (or avoiding it) is to eat whole grains.  It really worries me to give that up, even if only temporarily (but this temporary period is now about 6 weeks long).

Tusmom

 


hedgehog
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   Posted 9/30/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about in the US, but in Canada whole wheat isn't the same as whole grain. All whole grain breads would be whole wheat, but not all whole wheat breads are made with the whole grain.
When wheat is milled in Canada, it's three parts (bran, endosperm and germ) are separated and then mixed to make the different types of flour (white, whole wheat, pastry...). Whole wheat flour sold in Canada may have a lot of it's germ removed. So 100% whole wheat bread would be missing a lot of vitamins and minerals compared to 100% whole grain bread that includes all parts of the wheat kernel.
Food labeling is very deceptive. Maybe at least in the US whole wheat does actually mean the whole grain is used.
 
Elaine, HFC is high fructose corn syrup.
 
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sore_guts
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
TusMom, I found that while flaring I was so symptomatic that I really couldnt tell if  whole wheat very grainy breads hurt me or not.  So I went ahead and ate them.  I figured my body was already so depleted of vitamins and nutrients that going to a low-residue diet only made that worse.  There is very little nurition in those diets and in my opinion when you are sick you need extra nutreitns not less.  I did the low-residue diet for about a month before I gave it up because it didnt help the UC at all and I felt worse with fatigue and depression. Once I started eating my whole grains again I felt less sluggish and depressed.  Granted at that time I still had lots of syptoms, but at least I ate how I wanted to. 

 sore_guts
 
Currently in Remission since June 2008!!
 
High magnesium/ beta carotene diet
36 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill  3 times/day
multi-vitamin 1/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/1/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for HFC definition.  I do read carbs but I eat entirely too much refined sugar in many forms so don't really read as much as I should - just love my white bread!  ElaineNY

68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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