Bread is a staple food for so many of us. Just this weekend I found myself enjoying sliced ciabatta dipped in olive oil, toasted rye with grilled mushrooms and fresh naan bread with spicy chicken, and I declined a fresh boerewors roll at the afternoon braai. So, clearly bread creeps into our diets and easily becomes a main feature.

If you want to keep your energy levels up and your weight down, it is important not to cut out this much loved food item, but to rather be aware of how to make smarter choices and the effect that different breads have on your body.

For instance, is brown bread a healthier choice to white bread? Surely wholewheat bread is?! And what is this GI thing on bread labels?

Watch this 2 and a half minute video to get the answers!

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