As a dietitian and mom, I know first-hand that whole-grain breads and snack products have lots of health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and some forms of cancer. Whole-grain diets can also improve bowel health by promoting the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon.
Unfortunately, studies show that many people—especially Hispanics—don’t get the recommended servings of whole grains per day. The average American, for instance, eats less than one serving of whole grains daily, and more than 40% of Americans don’t eat whole grains at all. And young adults get less than one serving of whole grains a day. The proper intake of whole-grain products, however, is especially important to bone health during adolescence and childhood.