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Do breads contain carbohydrates?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics

Breads contain about 15 grams of carbohydrate per slice. 15 grams of carbohydrate is considered one serving. If you are trying to lose weight it is recommended that you limit the amount of carbohydrates you eat in a day. Approximately four servings a day will help you drop weight.

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

Yes, breads contain carbohydrate although in varying amounts. In general, a slice of bread contains 15 grams of carbohydrate. Check the nutrition facts panel of the bread and look at total carbohydrate to find out how much carb is in that 1 slice of bread. For people with diabetes, if there is 5 grams or more of fiber, you may subtract half of the fiber grams from the total carbohydrate to get the amount of carb you will digest.

Amy Campbell
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

All types of bread (white, whole wheat, rye, pumpernickel) contain carbohydrate. In general, a one-ounce slice of bread contains about 15 grams of carbohydrate (carb), which is called "one carb choice." Some breads are lower in carbs than others, so they may have about half as much carb as a regular slice. Always read the Nutrition Facts label for both the serving size and the amount of Total Carbohydrate.

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