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Is Subway’s wheat bread healthy? (CBC Marketplace)



Is Subway’s whole wheat bread as healthy as people think? We find the truth about Subway’s 9-grain bread. More from CBC Marketplace, Canada’s top …

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  1. The name of the bread doesn't say anything about whole wheat. It's the customers who don't know how to read. Make a video on uninformed customers instead of uninformed employees. Like especially if the customer has diabetes, she should be looking into the ingredients, glycemic load, and carbohydrate content of the food she is putting in her body as that's a very, very serious ailment. The minimum wage sandwich maker isn't a doctor or dietician. They wouldn't have a clue if the consumer should eat it whether they memorized the ingredient list or not. I loooooove Marketplace, but this is the stupidest segment you've ever done.

  2. Looks like cardboard, tastes like cardboard. Also, all the meats except the "black forest ham" is turkey-based because it's cheaper.

  3. Actually the woman with diabetes should look elsewhere for her sugar rising.. I'm diabetic and eat at subway usually 2X a week.. My sugar lever always goes down after eating there..And I always order the 6" Wheat bread. But I only get Turkey & Tuna there..Occasionally I will get the meatball.

  4. Love CBC Marketplace, but this might be the lamest segment ever. There’s so many other interesting, more relevant things to cover. Was there a budget cut at CBC?

  5. If you have a dietary restriction, then you are responsible for looking up the ingredients and nutrition facts yourself. You can not rely on an employee’s response to protect yourself. My husband has a shellfish allergy and we don’t order anything that isn’t known to be safe for him – we look it up ahead of time on the company website. When I worked in a restaurant, I used to bring the product in question to the customer so they could review the ingredients themselves rather than take my word for it.

  6. The employees were not lying, they are just at best uninformed, at worst mis-informed.
    The company putting carmel coloring into the bread to make it look like wheat even though white flour is the primary ingrediant.. yeah that is sketchy

  7. A subway job is like any other minimum wage job. Low level employees don't care about the details about the product they sell or the company's workings and dealings. They are their to earn their wages to pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads. That's the bottom line. If you want to have a better idea about what goes into your food I suggest home cooking.

  8. whoever thinks that eating at subway is healthy or eating sub sandwiches is healthy and getting offended by this “discovery” has no idea what health is …

  9. Go to the average grocery store (NOT Whoe Foods or Trader Joe's or a health food store) and read the ingredients on some of their multi-grain breads. Almost all have enriched flour among the first 3 or 4 ingredients.

  10. From the website: 9-GRAIN WHEAT: Whole wheat flour, enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yeast, sugar, grain and seed blend (wheat, rye, yellow corn, oats, triticale, brown rice, barley, flax seed, millet, sorghum), wheat gluten, contains 2% or less of: salt, soybean oil, malted barley flour, cultured wheat flour, sunflower lecithin, dough conditioners (ascorbic acid, enzymes). Either the lady in this video is lying or the Subways in the U.S. have better ingredients or they have upgraded the ingredients since this video was made.

  11. Bread word tricks have been around for decades. Technically, white bread is made from wheat. Calling a bread "wheat" typically means it has from 10-45% whole wheat flour, just to get those words into the fine print ingredients list; it also typically has caramel coloring added to make it more brown. If it doesn't say "100% whole wheat", it ain't. The latest trick is "Whole Grain". Like "wheat", it doesn't mean 100%. It could be as little as 10% whole grain flours and the rest white flour. Another trick is "Made with whole wheat". Does that mean 10%? NO!!! Another trick is "Multi-Grain". Does that mean whole grain? NO!!! It really means "multiple types of flours".

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