Bagel Bites

A portion distortion

(HealthDayNews) -- Before you grab your morning bagel, consider its size.

While the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid counts a bagel as two servings from the grain group, this is based on a three-inch plain bagel, not the chunky four-and-a-half inch deli-style version. These hefty mouthfuls are equivalent to at least four grain servings.

The Texas Medical Center says one serving of most bread products is roughly one ounce (28 grams) and provides about 70 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates.

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