Gluten free and bread free diets have gotten very popular, but the industry, and many nutritionists, are advocating that grains have their place. The grain industry payed for a study that shows exactly that. According to the study, the enriching of refined grain products gives those who eat it nutrients they otherwise would not receive. Although products made with refined flours taste good, they are missing dietary fiber. The ending conclusion is that some need lots of grains in their diet, some need a few, and some, like those who cannot tolerate gluten, should have little to none. It’s not one size fits all.
- The majority of grains that Americans consume are refined, though these types of grains may have nutrition benefits.
- One study paid for by the grain industry says that refined grains (like tortillas and white bread) contain beneficial nutrients and vitamins.
- Though refined grains may not be bad for you, their artificial additives are not ideal – and whole grains are probably better for you.
“A new study sponsored by the food industry even suggests that refined grain foods like breads, rolls, and cereals aren’t so bad after all.”