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Serving Size

With the understanding of what to eat, it is important to know how much to eat. Eating too less will lead to nutritional deficiencies while eating too much may increase the risk of obesity or diet related noncommunicable diseases. A simple way of quantifying our diet is by understanding the standard serving size.

A standard serving size can be defined as a reference amount to calculate the number of servings an individual should consume in a day to achieve a balanced diet.

Let us understand what is the standard serving size for each food group.

The balanced diets are given as multiples of these serving sizes.

Click here to know the number of servings of each food group you should consume in a day.

Source: Dietary Guidelines for Indians, National Institute of Nutrition