What is a serving of vegetables?

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We all know that we should eat five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. And we know this because… oh, yeah, they had posters all over the elementary school wall saying so. (They were usually next to the Nancy Reagan “Just Say NO!” posters.)

The question is: What counts as a serving?

After a little bit of research, I have found that reaching five servings a days shouldn’t be that difficult. You can get a servings from any of the following:

  • A medium sized piece of fruit
  • 1/2 raw, cooked, frozen or canned fruits or vegetables but it has to be in its own juice
  • 3/4 cup of 100% juice
  • 1 cup of leafy greens or 1/4 cup dried fruit

If you are extremely active and have a high calorie diet, you need to eat 7-9 servings of fruit and vegetables instead of five. Make sure the products you consume are low in sodium and don’t have added sugar. There are lots of ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet, so be open-minded and creative.

Fit Link:

How to get 5 servings a day without trying


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