Carbohydrates are macronutrients coming in three different types: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our daily food intake typically includes some form of carbohydrates, with sugar being the least healthy due to metabolizing quickly, resulting in blood sugar spikes.
Starch, found in plants, grains, and potatoes, is a polysaccharide, metabolizes slower, and is a more healthy carb. Fiber assists with reducing cholesterol, managing weight, and providing nourishment for good gut bacteria.
High in carbohydrates, bread and especially white bread has little fiber and may cause blood sugar spikes placing additional stress on the pancreas. A single medium bagel has 36 grams of carbohydrates and is 12 percent of recommended daily carbohydrates intake. Two slices of plain white bread are loaded with carbohydrates at 26 grams. Wheat bread is recommended alternative and although it does not have fewer carbohydrates than white bread it does have much more fiber and is healthier.