Salad, bran muffins, fat-free foods―they're good for you, right? Not always. Our nutrition experts reveal surprisingly unhealthy foods, plus better-for-you alternatives. By: Katherine Brooking, MS, RD ; Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD
Terms like multi-grain, 7-grain, and wheat sound healthy, but they may not actually contain heart-healthy whole grains. Many breads labeled "multi-grain" and "wheat" are typically made with refined grains, so you're not getting the full nutritional benefit of the whole grain. How can you be sure? Read nutrition labels carefully. If the first flour in the ingredient list is refined (it will typically say "bleached" or "unbleached enriched wheat flour") you are not getting a 100% whole-grain bread.