How Many Servings of Grain Should You Eat Every Day?

How Many Servings of Grain Should You Eat Every Day?

How Many Servings of Grain Should You Eat Every Day?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommendations for servings of grain per day vary by age and gender. For instance, a man who is 31 to 50 years old should get about 7 ounces of grain per day. A woman of the same age requires about 6 ounces per day.

Seven ounces of grain equal about three to seven servings, which is the average daily amount for an adult. Toddlers, on the other hand, only require about 3 ounces, the equivalent of one to three servings. Overall, about half of the grains any person consumes should come from whole grains, which provide more fiber.