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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 cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the fruit group.

The following link provides examples of a cup.
http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition
/everyone/fruitsvegetables
/cup.html

I am also looking into the USDA website for guidance on serving sizes for all categories.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILYGAL 6/21/2013 1:58PM

    Tricia, that is good info!! Thanks for posting that!!

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DONNABRIGHT 6/21/2013 12:51PM

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DAS92687 6/21/2013 7:39AM

    Tricia, Great stuff!!
Also, measuring cups are fantastic. It's amazing how inaccurate "eyeballing" serving sizes can be.

Think about sharing your trackers and posting your fitness and nutrition. Extra eyes can help make good suggestions :-)

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 6/21/2013 1:34AM

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FIT4MEIN2013 6/20/2013 10:49AM

    Thanks for the great information!

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