More Americans Are Eating Whole Grains, Intake Still Too Low

The popularity of heart-healthy whole grains is on the rise among Americans, but levels are still far below those recommended by nutritionists, a new report shows.

Overall, whole grains — products with 100% whole grains or made with whole grain flour — made up almost 16% of total grain intake on any given day in 2016.

That’s a rise from the 12.6% level recorded in 2006, noted researchers led by Namanjeet Ahluwalia, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But they said that “the magnitude of this increase was small” and still