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Are Baguettes Healthy or Unhealthy?

Are Baguettes Healthy or Unhealthy?

Posted on: Bread, Sourdough

By Johanna Hartzheim, CPO & Co-Founder 

Wildgrain is the first bake-from-frozen subscription box for sourdough breads, fresh pastas, and artisanal pastries. 
 

When most of us hear the word ‘baguette’ we instantly think of a long, thin loaf of crunchy and tasty bread, perhaps even enjoyed by the Eiffel Tower. While baguettes may be satisfying to bite into, do you know which type of baguettes are the healthiest? Read on to learn more about baguettes and whether they can fit in with your lifestyle and health goals.

Are baguettes healthy? Are baguettes unhealthy?

Baguettes can be healthy depending on the ingredients used to make the bread. For example, baguettes made from whole grains or sourdough baguettes are healthier than traditional French baguettes. Bread made with whole grains provides a higher nutritional value as well as helps to control cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Similarly, sourdough baguettes are packed with nutrients due to the wild yeast used in the dough and the slow fermentation process.

Can I eat a baguette every day and be healthy? Is it bad to eat baguettes every day?

You can eat a baguette every day and be healthy, but the key is portion size and what you’re eating with your baguette. It’s important to note that baguettes are particularly high in carbohydrates and sodium, so you should choose your portion size based on your diet and overall health goals. In terms of portion size, keep in mind that a full-sized baguette can contain between 4 to 8 servings per baguette. If you’d like to enjoy a baguette every day, consider opting for thinner slices and pair your delicious bread with fruit or vegetables for a balanced snack.

Baguettes & calories: how many calories are in a baguette? Are baguettes high in calories?

A single baguette contains about 900 calories, while a single serving or a 4-inch slice of a baguette contains around 185 calories. Baguettes are high in calories and are generally higher in calories than regular white sliced bread. The calories in baguettes primarily come from the high carbohydrate content of baguette bread.

Baguettes & carbs: how many carbs are in a baguette? Are baguettes high in carbs?

One baguette contains approximately 170 grams of carbohydrates while one serving, or a 4-inch slice of a baguette contains around 35 grams of carbohydrates. Baguettes are high in carbohydrates, with one 4-inch baguette slice containing 30% of the daily recommended carbohydrate intake.

Are baguettes healthier than bread?

Baguettes are similar in nutritional value to traditional white bread. Both baguettes and white bread are high in calories and carbohydrates while remaining low in fat content. Baguettes tend to contain more protein and sodium than white bread. Since baguettes and bread made with refined grains contain little nutritional value, you can enhance the nutritional profile of both baguettes and bread by eating them with eggs, vegetables, or fruit.

Are baguettes healthy for weight loss? Can I eat baguettes on a diet?

You can enjoy baguettes while meeting your weight loss goals if you keep portion size in mind. Alternatively, baguettes made from whole grains can be healthy for weight loss. This is because whole-grain foods keep you full for longer, helping with weight loss. Baguettes are low in fat with each serving containing about 1 gram of fat. You can eat baguettes on a diet if you monitor your portion size. Paying attention to your baguette portion size will ensure that you consume calories, carbohydrates, and fat consistent with your specific diet and goals.

Are sourdough baguettes healthier than regular baguettes?

Sourdough baguettes are healthier than regular baguettes made from refined flour and commercial yeast. This is because sourdough bread uses a wild yeast starter that undergoes a slow fermentation process which preserves the nutrients and antioxidants in the bread that are typically lost in the traditional bread baking process. Bread made from sourdough is also one of the best breads for gut health due to the prebiotics found in sourdough bread.

Where can I buy the best baguettes online to bake at home?

At Wildgrain, we specialize in making high-quality, fresh baked goods that are delivered directly to your door. Wildgrain is the first bake-from-frozen delivery subscription service for fresh breads, pastas, and pastries. Some of our best breads include sourdough demi baguette, sourdough loaf, and ciabatta. Learn more about Wildgrain and our artisanal baking and cooking methods.
  

About the Author

Johanna Hartzheim is the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Wildgrain.

 

This content is for informational use only and does not replace professional nutrition and/or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is not a substitute for and should not be relied upon for specific nutrition and/or medical recommendations. Please talk with your doctor about any questions or concerns.