Rye bread is high in fiber and has an impressive nutrient profile.
Compared with regular breads, such as white and whole wheat, rye bread is typically higher in fiber and provides more micronutrients, especially B vitamins (1, 2, 3). Rye bread is packed with magnesium, which helps control blood pressure and optimize heart health.
Rye bread contains a large amount of fiber and a small amount of fat. Compared to some breads such as white bread, rye bread has a lower glycemic index, which means it causes a slower increase in blood sugar than white bread after being eaten. Nonetheless, it consists mostly of carbohydrates, making its glycemic load high.