Your age, gender and level of physical activity plays a role in how much grain food you should eat. While most Americans eat enough grains, they don’t eat enough whole grains. At least half of all the grains eaten should be whole grains.
In general, a slice of bread counts as a 1-ounce equivalent serving of grain food.11,12
Did You Know?
On average, Americans eat less than one ounce of whole grains per day.12 This is 3 times less than the minimum daily requirement for most.
Three or more daily servings of whole grains will optimize your health benefits, but scientists and health experts agree that every bit of whole grain you eat matters. Even small amounts can start you on the road to better health, so look for ways to get a little here and a little there.45