Contrary to popular belief Americans don’t have enough bread in their diet, a new study has found.
The study, which was conducted by the Grain Foods Foundation, shows that consumption of grain-rich foods such as bread, rolls, tortillas and ready-to-eat cereals is less than 15 percent of an individual’s total diet.
However, guidelines say 30 percent of our meals should consist of grains.
Experts warn that a lack of grainy foods is causing a decrease in critical and healthy nutrients that are required for a balanced diet.
The research team noted that the findings show that Americans should think twice about cutting out carbs to try and lose weight.
‘Grain foods are the foods we love that love us back,’ co-author Yanni Papanikolaou said. ‘Finally, we can enjoy bread again.’