Newsweek

Artisanal Whole Wheat Is Not Healthier Than White Bread

Artisanal sourdough is not a superior health choice.
Which kind of bread may be best for you can be predicted by the bacteria in your gut.
07_21_Bread_01

Updated | For many health-conscious people, bread equals temptation. Burgeoning shelves of multigrain loaves, friends passing around sourdough starters, and attaching the word artisanal to the ancient combination of yeast, flour and water has led many consumers to believe that whole grain bread is healthier than industrial white bread. That trend has made for a lot of expensive sandwiches.

Fortunately, a new study by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Newsweek

Newsweek3 min readSociety
Jill Soloway Reflects on 'Transparent' in New Memoir
In "She Wants It," Soloway tells the story of the hit Amazon show—from the beginning to its messy end.
Newsweek5 min readSociety
HBO's 'The Sentence' Reveals Broken Justice System
Through one woman's story, the HBO documentary shows the ramifications of a Reagan-era policy Jeff Sessions hopes to continue
Newsweek4 min readSociety
Journalist's Fearless Investigation of Mexico Massacre
Journalist Anabel Hernández has been investigating collusion between government officials and drug cartels, as well as the illicit drug trade and abuse of power, for Mexico’s biggest publications for more than two decades.