Label Reading Guidelines:
1. 2 grams fat or less per serving
2. no saturated fats in list of ingredients
Servings Per Day: up to 10
bread 1 slice
diet or light bread 2 slices
ready-to-eat cereals 3/4 cup
cooked cereals 1/2 cup
rice, yolk-free noodles, pasta 1/2 cup cooked
potatoes 1 medium or 1/2 cup
soup 1 cup
crackers, snacks see package
- Most breads and grains are cholesterol-free and very low in fat but they still contain calories. Amounts need to be limited for weight control.
- Cereals and whole grain breads can be a good source of fiber. Choose those containing at least 3 grams of fiber in each serving.
Note: If you have high blood sugar, high triglycerdes, or are on a weight-lose diet, limit breads and grains to 6-8 servings per day.