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Wholemeal, wholegrain and wholewheat describes bread that are made using unrefined “wholegrain” flour.
Whole wheat means that the bread is made from the entire wheat kernel.
Wholegrain means the bread was made using the entire kernel, which offers the most nutritional value.
Whole grain means that the bread can be made of any whole-grain kernel. That grain may be wheat or it could be another grain like spelt, oats, or barley.
Wholegrains are healthy because they are rich in antioxidants bound with B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate) and minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium, protein and fibre.
Recommendations? Get bread that uses a mix of wholegrains, such as barley, rolled oats, millet or rye. Rye bread is excellent for digestion and helps prevent constipation.
Dee Dee Mahmood, multi award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council and Celebrity Beaute, this TEDX Speaker has several signature community programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally. Dee Dee has just been appointed the International Scientific Committee and International Ambassador for the World Conference on Exercise Medicine, supported by World Health Organisation (WHO).