That's what I was looking for -- NLEA serving. That would be why I couldn't find what I was looking for. I didn't even notice that nutritiondata.self.com has an option for NLEA serving size, so I can use that to figure things out.
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Bayside, why do you say volume measurements are better? I thought weighing in grams was the most accurate.
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Vegetables I eat 200 to 300 grams per main meal Lunch and dinner.
Fruit in tins (no sugar added125 grams + 2 desert spoons of juice Grapes 125 grams Berries (most types) 100 grams Strawberries 150 grams Hypen Rose 100 grams Water melon 150 grams Apricots 2 fresh Banana ½ large 1 small papaj ½ mango ½ large prunes 40 grams without stones apple medium 1 Figs 2 fruit Clementines 2 fruit Mandarin 1 fruit Grapefruit ½ fruit Plums 2 fruit
If you Google "NLEA serving" and the name of the food item, you can find what the USDA considers a serving, weighed in grams (or ounces.) They got the figures by having tons of people pick out "a serving" and then taking the average- so the official servings are based on the average of what people think a serving should be. That's why serving sizes are more realistic than they were fifteen or 20 years ago.
I know I am getting enough fruits and vegetables in my diet so this is more out of curiosity than anything. Is there a chart or something that lists fruit and vegetable serving sizes by weight, instead of silly measurements like, "the size of a fist"?
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