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How many servings of whole grains should you eat in a day?

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Ideally, you want to eat 6 to 8 ounces of whole grains daily. One slice of whole-grain bread or 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice counts as an ounce. To spot whole grains when you shop, look for "100% whole grains" on the food's label.

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Boutcher, S. , 2011. Journal of Obesity

CalorieKing: "Diet and Weight loss. Calorie Counter and More."

Kramer, C. , Dec. 3, 2013. Annals of Internal Medicine

News release, European Society of Cardiology.

News release, Perelman School of Medicine.

National Institutes of Health: "Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk."

Weight-control Information Network: "Better Health and You."

Starbucks: "Explore Our Menu."

European Society of Cardiology. , Sept. 4, 2012. Science Daily

Harvard Health Publications: "Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights."

CDC: “Assessing Your Weight,” "Why Strength Training?"

U.S. Department of Agriculture, ChooseMyPlate.gov: "Increase Physical Activity;" "Why is it important to eat grains, especially whole grains?;" "What are Empty Calories?;" and "How Many Grain Foods are Needed Daily?"

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "What is the relationship between whole grain intake and body weight?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Key Recommendations.”

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. , Aug. 22, 2013. Science Daily

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Boutcher, S. , 2011. Journal of Obesity

CalorieKing: "Diet and Weight loss. Calorie Counter and More."

Kramer, C. , Dec. 3, 2013. Annals of Internal Medicine

News release, European Society of Cardiology.

News release, Perelman School of Medicine.

National Institutes of Health: "Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk."

Weight-control Information Network: "Better Health and You."

Starbucks: "Explore Our Menu."

European Society of Cardiology. , Sept. 4, 2012. Science Daily

Harvard Health Publications: "Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights."

CDC: “Assessing Your Weight,” "Why Strength Training?"

U.S. Department of Agriculture, ChooseMyPlate.gov: "Increase Physical Activity;" "Why is it important to eat grains, especially whole grains?;" "What are Empty Calories?;" and "How Many Grain Foods are Needed Daily?"

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "What is the relationship between whole grain intake and body weight?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Key Recommendations.”

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. , Aug. 22, 2013. Science Daily

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 30, 2018

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