Consensus on Serving Size..? Please?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
It's been bothering me for a while now. Personally, I do much better when I weigh my food. And I'm trying to ensure I get in the all important Five Fruits and Vegetables a Day.
So I got irritated when every web site said 'one apple, one apricot ... seven stalks of asparagus, two cups leafy greens'. All of these vary greatly is visually measurable size as well as weight, not to mention ... two cups of lettuce? Packed, loose, what?
I looked at dozens of sites. The information was largely the same. Then, oddly enough, I stumbled on to a UN site. Guess what. There is a standard of about 80 grams per serving. I guess you really can find anything on the web.
And with this nugget of information now taking up a little nook in my stuffed-full-of-trivia brain, I feel like I've acquired a better measure of my 5 a day. But I have to say, 80 grams of spinach looks like an awful effen lot!