With its inimitable taste and reduced GI, nothing beats a slice of toast!
What could be better than the smell of hot toast and coffee in the morning? From rolls and baguette to sliced bread and muffins, you’d be hard put to resist the delicious smell of fresh toast emanating from your toaster. And whether you prefer it with butter, jam or spread, toast has some surprising hidden assets.
Toast – your best breakfast companion
Come rain or shine, you prefer your morning bread toasted. Satisfyingly crunchy, smothered in butter and jam, and filling your home with the delicious aroma of hot bread, toast helps you start the day right. Quite apart from being delicious, did you know that your daily toast has another asset that few people know about? Its glycemic index (GI) is lower than that of fresh bread!
When bread is toasted, its water content moves to the surface. This causes something called starch retrogradation, which decreases the GI. If you’re going for foods with the lowest possible GI, choose breads made from semi-wholemeal or wholemeal flour as opposed to white flour. And if you’re watching your figure or want to eat healthier, then toast’s little ‘bonus’ will no doubt get you reaching for your toaster more often, knowing that you can toast away to your heart’s content!