How much grains you should take in a day?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 05, 2017
Comment

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Quick Bites

  • Grains are an important component of our diet.
  • These are the sources of dietary fiber and few other essential nutrients. 
  • An adult needs  200gms of grain a day.

Grains are an important component of our diet. These are the sources of dietary fiber and few other essential nutrients.  But, there is a lot of confusion about how much grain ones should take in a day.  Adding to the confusion, now most of the grains are sold as whole grains. 

 

Here we explain everything, so you would be able to make most out of the super healthy grains.

Whole Grains:

Most of the grains available in the market are actually milled and highly processed. In the process, most of the essential nutrients are lost. So, whole grains are those which haven’t been subjected to this kind of processing. In other words, whole grains are those which haven’t been milled or subjected to minimal or no processing. Hence, the bran and germ are intact and carry all the nutrition it contains.

The other categories of grains include the Refined and Enriched.

Refined are those which have been milled and processed. Means lost most of the essential components of the grain. Whereas the Enriched are the subjected to milling and processing but fortified with additional nutrition, like vitamin B, Iron, and other micro nutrition. 

How much grain one should take

So, now let’s see ‘how much grain one should take.

The easy way to put it is “make half of your grains whole”.  For a healthy adult who needs around 2000 calories a day, it is best to take at least 200 grams of grain. Hence, half of it, say about a 100gms from whole grains. Those who are on less than 2000 calories diet or the other athletes and body builders who burn a lot more calories need more than that.

Image Source: Pixabay

Write a Review Feedback
Is it Helpful Article?YES45 Views 0 Comment
Post a Comment
disclaimer

Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.

MORE FOR YOU
  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video