Nope. Sourdough, French and white bread are all in the same category. Most people have known for years that white bread is not a healthy option. I still wonder why parents are giving it to their kids. Parents should only buy healthy whole grain bread. Shape young tastes early: When your infant is at the age that you want her to eat little bit-size pieces of bread, don’t use white; use whole grain. Since your baby has never had bread, she won’t know the difference. She will think that bread is supposed to have bits of grain, and seeds and have a richer flavor. Why is white bread so bad for us? The reason is the high glycemic index of this food. This is a measure of how quickly the food causes a spike in your body’s blood sugar level. Table sugar and honey have a high glycemic index. The surprise is that white bread is almost as high! The heavier whole grain breads still have a lot of carbs in them, but the glycemic index is lower, meaning those carbs get released into the blood stream more gradually. Picking foods with a lower glycemic index is very important to reduce your risk of developing diabetes (about 30% of people will develop diabetes, so this is very important).