How much of your grains should be whole grains

At least half of the grains you consume should be whole grains. Adults should consume about 6 ounces of grains per day, meaning they should consume at least 3 ounces of whole grains per day. This is about 2 ounces of, preferably, whole grains per meal, which should cover about one-fourth of your plate.

How much of your diet should be whole grains?

In terms of how much of your diet should consist of whole grains, MyPlate recommends that at least half of all grains consumed daily should be whole grains. Ideally, if you’re consuming six 1-ounce servings of grains each day, three of these servings will be whole grains.

How much whole grain is enough?

Government Recommendations. The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January 2015, recommend that all adults eat at least half their grains as whole grains – that’s at least 3 to 5 servings of whole grains.

What is the daily amount of grains?

Recommended Intake. Adults should consume about 6 ounces of grains per day, meaning they should consume at least 3 ounces of whole grains per day. This is about 2 ounces of, preferably, whole grains per meal, which should cover about one-fourth of your plate. One ounce is equal to 1 cup of cold cereal, one slice of bread or 1/2 cup of cooked grains or hot cereal.

How many ounces of whole grain should you eat?

Recommended Intake. Adults should consume about 6 ounces of grains per day, meaning they should consume at least 3 ounces of whole grains per day. This is about 2 ounces of, preferably, whole grains per meal, which should cover about one-fourth of your plate. One ounce is equal to 1 cup of cold cereal, one slice of bread or 1/2 cup of cooked grains or hot cereal.

How many servings of whole grains should I eat?

For everyone age 9 and up, this means eating 3 to 5 servings or more of whole grains every day. The good news is that whole grains are delicious and satisfying, and it’s not hard to get your recommended servings.

What do you eat whole grains?

Whole grains contain the entire kernel — the bran, germ and endosperm. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making half of the grains you eat whole, so use whole grains instead of a refined-grain product.

How much grains should you have daily?

For a 2,000-calorie diet, the USDA recommends a total of 6 ounces of grains each day. One ounce is about a slice of bread, or 1/2 cup of rice or pasta.

How much whole grain do you need a day?

For a 2,000-calorie diet, the USDA recommends a total of 6 ounces of grains each day. One ounce is about a slice of bread, or 1/2 cup of rice or pasta. This means that you need 3 ounces or more of whole grains per day. You need less if you eat fewer than 2,000 calories, but need more if you have a daily diet more than 2,000 calories.