Bread foods provide many nutrients that are essential to a healthy diet

Yet 1 in 5 Americans are switching to more gluten-free foods. This is unfortunate because most Americans would benefit from eating more grain foods, like bread, not less. 

Many consumers may be surprised to learn that grain foods account for just 15 percent of calories in an average American’s diet…. Despite this, grains remain the largest source of fiber in the American diet — an important consideration given nearly 95 percent of Americans fall short of the daily recommended fiber intake. In other words, the vast majority of Americans would benefit from increased grain consumption.
— Grain Foods Foundation