Who loves bread? I do, maybe a little too much. Bagels and bread share a similar niche in all of our diets. They both make up part of the grains food group and help you consume the 6 to 7 ounces of grains recommended daily under U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.
A whole-wheat bagel provides 10 grams of protein compared to whole-wheat bread that provides 7 grams of protein. Whole-wheat bagel contains more selenium and manganese than whole-wheat bread. Selenium regulates the activity of a family of proteins, called selenoproteins, which play a role in muscle metabolism, protecting your tissues from damage and control your hormone levels, while manganese fuels your metabolism and supports wound healing. Unfortunately, whole-wheat bagels tend to have much more sodium than whole-wheat bread. On the other side, they both will help you to reach your recommended fiber intake according to U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.
If you were looking for a source of protein after a workout, a bagel would be the best option. In the end, you ultimately have the decision to choose what is best for your diet.
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