Fruits & Vegetables needed daily
Thursday, June 20, 2013
According to the CDC (Center for disease control and prevention) based on my age
2 cups fruit (possibly only 1 1/2 if my activity level is less than 30 min a day)
2.5 cups vegetables
What counts as a cup?
One cup refers to a common measuring cup (the kind used in recipes). In general, 1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables or 100% vegetable juice, or 2 cups of raw leafy greens can be considered as 1 cup from the vegetable group. One cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the fruit group.
The following link provides examples of a cup.
I am also looking into the USDA website for guidance on serving sizes for all categories.