So How Much White Bread Is Too Much?

Each American eats about 53 pounds of bread a year

So How Much White Bread Is Too Much?

Each American eats about 53 pounds of bread a year. The hundreds of millions of bagels, tortillas, and croissants that Americans eat are nothing but refined white flour — stripped of nutrients and fiber and turned into a glucose-boosting, heart-clogging unhealthy choice. While some people may reach for packages with "whole grain" on the label, very few products are actually 100% whole grain.

A new study published in The BMJ shows that eating seven servings a day of refined grain, like those in croissants and white bread, is associated with a 27% greater risk for early death, 33% greater risk for heart disease and 47% greater risk for stroke.

It's easy to eat more than seven servings! That equals a big bagel (around five to six servings in a 5- to 6-ounce bagel) at breakfast and two hearty slices of white bread on a sandwich at lunch. So opt for 100% whole grains. You can cook 'em up with this easy and delicious recipe below.

Whole Grain Pasta & Pumpkin Bake

Put than can of pumpkin to use with this creamy and delicious recipe.

The Best Hack for Getting That Last Bit of Peanut Butter Out of the Jar

Never waste even an ounce of peanut butter again!

A jar of peanut butter is creamy gold in many kitchens. It's all pb&j's and apple slices until you suddenly reach the bottom of the jar — desperately trying to scoop it all out before you give up and lick the mess off your peanut butter-covered hand.

Now, those days are gone. This is the best and only hack you need to finally get that last bit of peanut butter out of the jar.

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