WHAT BREAD IS BEST?
Nutritionist Alix Woods says that wholegrain foods can contain up to 75% more nutrients than their refined counterparts, such as white bread. ‘ When buying bread, look for the word “whole” before the word “wheat”. “Wholegrain” isn’t actually the same as “wholewheat” – it tends to be used as a general “claim” on packages and adverts, and can be misleading,’ says Alix.
She adds: Read the label carefully. ‘ The wholegrain should be at the start of the ingredient list, and try to avoid any sweeteners, fillers or preservatives. Buy a loaf that contains 2g or more of fibre per slice, with no more than 4g of sugar and 225mg of sodium per slice.’