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Nutrition and health aspects of white versus wheat bread

Most people have heard the mantra that wheat bread is "good" but white bread is bad. However, virtually all commercial wheat breads contain added sugars in some form (molasses, etc.) while it is possible to obtain commercial white breads with zero added sugars (e.g. scali or Italian bread) and sugar is meant to be "bad" for us, contributing to cancer, obesity and diabetes. From a scientific or evidence standpoint, how do the relative merits of sugarless white and whole wheat breads stack up assuming one buys the best quality option from each category?
posted by mintchip on Oct 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Insulin, sugar and the food pyramid

Our sugar and carbohydrate consumption causes our bodies to store the glucose as fat. Why does the food pyramid tell us to eat more of that food? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Sep 24, 2012 - 26 answers

What happens when I eat a bunch of sugar and then go to bed?

Are there any nutritionists that can weigh in on what exactly occurs when I eat a bunch of sugar immediately before going to bed? [more inside]
posted by GooseOnTheLoose on Feb 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Sugar, spice, and everything nice, but mostly sugar. Is that what little girls die of?

How bad is it, really, to have a sugar addiction? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 22, 2010 - 34 answers

Sweet, sweet candy

What are some (at least slightly) healthy alternatives to muffins, pudding, cupcakes and chocolate? Everybody I know favours savoury -- but I favour the sweet stuff! My attempts to eat well eventually derail because while I have lots of healthy savoury options, I've got no healthy sweet options. [more inside]
posted by mjao on Sep 5, 2008 - 38 answers

Gimme' some of that sweet sweet...

How much sugar do I consume every year without my knowledge? [more inside]
posted by robotot on Nov 15, 2007 - 15 answers

How much sugar is too much for a toddler?

How much sugar is too much for a toddler? [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Apr 23, 2007 - 20 answers

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