What Does 5 Servings of Freggies Look Like?

We hear all the time that it's important to eat five servings of fruits and veggies per day in order to meet our daily nutrient needs, but that concept might seem a little abstract when you try to think about how much food that actually looks like. Five servings might seem like a lot of roughage to handle, but when you lay it all out, it's really not all that much; realistically, you can probably cover most of those servings with a large salad at lunchtime! To give you more perspective on what a day's worth of fruits and veggies looks like, check out the graphic below—and don't forget to share with your friends and "Pin" it for future reference!

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Member Comments

Good to actually see this. Great info Report
Awesome visualization Report
The portions aren't big. That's encouraging because it makes it easier to get in the required amount of servings Report
Great infographic Report
Thank you for spelling out in pictures fruits and vegetables. It makes it so much easier to see it this way. Report
Thanks for the pictures. Report
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Those are ribs of celery. A stalk is the whole bunch with leaves and many ribs as part of it. A stalk would be a tremendous amount of celery to eat, even cooked. Report
Thanks for the visual aid to help us out. Report
Thanks. This IS an easy thing to do! Report
Love the visual! Report
Love the creative, simple, clear way Spark People present their ideas.....very encouraging! Report
Thank you for the visuals! Report
I prefer two cups of real veggies to the two cups of leafy greens, they are not filling, toss into a pan and get a few tablespoons of mush....so tired of greens! Report

About The Author

Melinda Hershey
Melinda Hershey
Melinda has a bachelorís degree in health promotion and education and is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer. Before working as an editor for SparkPeople, she developed and taught health programs for several non-profit organizations. She enjoys writing, interval training, yoga, and cooking with friends.

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