Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Subway Breads - Wheat or White? I wouldn't be so sure...

I think we all agree that when we decide to eat better, one of the first healthy decisions we make for ourselves is switching from white to wheat bread - it's usually lower in calories and fat and it has more nutrients, but does that hold true 100% of the time? 

I went to the Subway nutrition website to look at the calorie count of a few things and I noticed....


Granted, wheat bread still holds more calcium and iron than the sourdough, but as far as sugars and sodium the sourdough is less.  They have the same amount of calories.  Even if you compare the wheat with the Italian "white" bread, the white bread has less calories, same amount of fat, less sodium, less carbohydrates, same amount of sugar, calcium and iron! 

So, I went to the ingredients and the #1 ingredient in both wheat and white bread is enriched wheat flour. Soooo...when I go to Subway would it be Healthier if I choose the white bread?  


6 comments:

Allison said...

I love stuff like this. Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah said...

Well that is disappointing that the wheat bread is made with enriched wheat flour. I expected more from Subway. Booo. I would just go by taste in my opinion, since they are so close in nutrients.

Sara said...

You really do have to read labels and check websites. It's kind of the same thing with salads...you think you're choosing a healthier/lower calorie options, but some salads have more calories than a big 'ol hamburger.

Carolina said...

No wonder their Wheat breat tastes so good, ha ha. This type of information is very important to know. I just stopped to give you a Liebster Award, that was first given to me this wk by a sweet lady from MBC, according to the rules I should pass it to 5 other blogs that I enjoy the reading and that have under 300 followers. The rules to place the award in your blog are in my blog
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Carly said...

What a bummer, I had Subway this weekend. I always get the wheat as an attempt to be healthy!

Anonymous said...

CHECK THE FIBER AND PROTIEN

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