Our consumption of breads, bagels, cereal, pasta, rice, crackers, granola bars, pizza, burritos, wraps, pretzels, paninis, cookies, scones, muffins, and other grain foods is still going gangbusters. All told, we eat 109 pounds of flour per year. Thanks to the rise in corn flour, that’s not too far from the 116-pound peak of 2000 (right before the low-carb craze).
We need to switch to whole grains…and cut back on all grains.
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