February 24, 2014

40% of Us Consume Zilch

1 US Diets Unhealthily Short in Whole Grains

Fewer than one in ten Americans are consuming the minimum amount of daily whole grain food as recommended by the U.S.D.A. Using nutritional data from over 9,000 people nationwide, University of Minnesota researchers found that a mere 3 percent of teens and children and 8 percent of adults are getting the recommended three one-ounce servings of whole grain items per day, and that 39 percent of the former and 42 percent of the latter consumed no whole grains in any form. Whole grains are an important source of dietary fiber, and their inclusion in one’s diet has been associated with reduced risks of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The study found that participants’ main sources of whole grains were bread and rolls, oatmeal, some other breakfast cereals, and popcorn.

More at Cbsnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Americans Overestimate Whole Grain Consumption

Tags: Whole Grain Foods, Value of Whole Grains in Diet, Americans Eat Few Whole Grains, US Diet Statistics

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