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1/25/13 10:38 P

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the info.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
1/25/13 3:23 P

Yogurt is dairy, not fruit, and a serving of juice is 4 ozs for some juices, 6 ozs for many other types.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 28,201
1/25/13 3:22 P

Fruit flavored yogurt.... NO fruit. It is basically jam or diet jam (depending on the variety) of yogurt.

As the others have said
1/2 cup fruit juice = 1 fruit serving. Limit juice to no more than 1 cup daily.

Dietitian Becky

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (215,733)
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1/25/13 2:23 P

4 oz of juice counts as a serving, but it's better to eat the raw fruit; i.e., an orange, an apple. Fruit-flavoured yogurt doesn't count as fruit.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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1/25/13 2:21 P

Yes. :) But you should not drink more than about a single serving.

Here's some other tips for getting in those servings:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=161


From the bottom of that article, a serving of fruit is:

1 medium piece of fruit
1/2 cup fruit (raw, canned, or frozen)
1/2 cup cooked vegetables (canned or frozen)
1 cup raw vegetables
1/4 cup dried fruit
4-6 oz. of 100% juice (serving size depends on the type of juice)
1/2 cup cooked peas or beans

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/25/2013 (14:22)
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1/25/13 2:13 P

Hi! Quick question: does a glass of fresh juice or cup of fruit flavored yogurt count as a serving of fruit? Thanks!

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