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What The Heck Is A Serving Size Of Fruit Or Vegetable Anyway? - July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

It's amazing however long that we're on this journey, there is still something new to learn. And often enough, that changes over the years as even nutritionists and the FDA contemplate what is really in our best interests.

So, today's conundrum for me was lunch. I wanted to have a bunch of baby carrots with my grilled eggplant, but had no idea what a serving size of the carrots is. The packaged stuff is now easy, thanks to the work of Dr. Fred Kessler during his tenure with the FDA requiring foodstuffs to include caloric content. That alone was worth his weight in gold, and in my opinion one of his greatest accomplishments while in office. It simplified calorie counting beyond measure.

Looking for help, I went to the net in search of an answer, in my latest quest to get even healthier, and I found something that, perhaps, others may find useful:

Happy eating!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PARKERB2 7/16/2012 10:02AM

    I do a cup usually and 4 to 5 servings, so I figure I get enough. Thanks for the info.

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NUMD97 7/15/2012 8:41AM

    Thanks, Maritimer3, for stopping by. I would have put this on your own SP page, but it's marked "private".

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GAYLLYNNE 7/14/2012 9:22AM

    Good Info! I never bother with servings when it comes to fruits and veggies. As long as I eat lots of them and less of "bad" stuff, it's all good!!

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LISALGB 7/13/2012 7:35PM

    You always come up with the most interesting and helpful blog posts!! Thank you for sharing your info!!
I hope you have a great weekend!!

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BUTEAFULL 7/13/2012 6:38PM

    thanks for the link it's very helpful

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SWTHNY- 7/13/2012 6:14PM

    thank you

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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2012 6:02PM

    Thank you for this information!

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MARITIMER3 7/13/2012 4:36PM

    Thanks for the good information. I agree with Kathrynlp about limiting the starchy vegetables (corn, peas are two main ones) to one serving a day. I believe the Canadian Cancer Society recommends 5-9 servings of fruit and/or vegetables/day.

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KATHRYNLP 7/13/2012 4:14PM

    Thanks for the nutrition site. Lots of good information there. I try to limit all the starchy veggies to one serving a day, and load up on the others. You're right, Dr. Kessler made our lives a lot easier. emoticon emoticon emoticon Kathryn

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KANSASROSE67 7/13/2012 2:32PM

    Appreciate the info. I always get five servings a day, but NINE? That's tough for me.

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