Bread is one of the oldest foods known to man. It has been a staple food for over 5, 000 years. Of course, the bread we eat today is very different from the first loaves baked by Stone Age man. The shape and texture of modern bread pro-ducts have evolved over the centuries!
Bread forms a staple part of the British diet and contains many of the nutrients required for normal development and good health. We all have our favourite kinds and should remember that bread can be an important contribution to a healthy diet, as long as we are careful about what we spread on it. It's all about making a well-informed choice on the part bread plays in a balanced diet - whatever the demands of your lifestyle. Bread provides fuel for our bodies.
A medium slice from a large white Warburtons loaf provides 94 cals. Bread, especially wholemeal, is an important source of dietary fibre. Three slices of Warburtons large Wholemeal Medium provides nearly one third of an adult's daily requirement (24g).
Fibre helps keep your digestive system healthy, helps control your blood sugar levels and blood cholesterol levels and makes you feel fuller for longer so you are less likely to snack when eaten as part of a healthy balanced diet.