Pita Bread is a popular alternative to regular bread and becoming more of a mainstream option in delis across the country. Ever wondered how many calories are in pita bread and is it actually healthier for you than regular bread?
There are 130 calories in one medium sized pita bread. That is about the same as a slice of regular bread, except that you get a little more when eating pita bread. If you are looking to scale down the size, one small pita bread with a four inch diameter only consists of 75 calories. It is hard to find a slice of bread that contains less calories than that, unless it is a reduced calorie type. There are different kinds of pita bread, just like there are various types of bread. Pita bread comes in white, wheat and even whole grain.
In one whole wheat pita bread there are about 125 calories and a half a gram of fat. Pita bread is very low in fat, but not as low in calories as a low-carb tortilla, therefore it is not always recommended for dieters.
If you are trying to cut back on your calories and lose weight, pita bread can be used as an alternative to regular bread, however, portion sizes should be kept small. Overdoing it can be detrimental to your weight loss goals and efforts.
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