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February 2010 Ratings
February 2010 Ratings

Well-bread: Start the day right

Last reviewed: February 2010
A piece of toast with jam

It's morning, you're in a rush, and you're craving carbs but want to eat sensibly. Do you grab toast, a croissant, or a muffin? Our experts rated the nutrition of nine breakfast breads and found the winner was whole-wheat bread, which rated very good for nutrition, with 110 calories, a half-gram of fat, and 5 grams of fiber per slice. Worst of all, with a nutrition rating of poor, was a heavyweight blueberry muffin with 610 calories, 32 grams of fat, and 40 grams of sugars. That's more than a quarter of a day's calorie limit for most people, about a half-day's suggested intake of fat, and the equivalent of about 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Some options are in the breakfast breads chart. The spreads chart shows nutrition stats for five toppings. For the results of taste tests of multigrain and whole-wheat breads, see our upcoming March issue.