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5/21/19 10:55 P

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Hopefully you will move to the next level.

The volume recommendations are a general rule. So many people can/could benefit from that irrespective of the fallacies it brings.

The truth is, you need to weigh everything ( at least in the short term ) and evaluate where your micro nutrient levels are.

You are looking for a cartoon drawing of what is in fact a scientific schematic.

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5/21/19 9:47 P

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I bought a digital scale on Bed Bath and Beyond from a company called greatergoods.com. It has a built-in database of 2000 foods and comes with a booklet of "codes" that you plug into the scale as you weigh your "serving". It then reports the nutrition breakdown specific to the weight you placed on the scale. The booklet is available as a smartphone app called "Perfect Portions" (free to download). You can check if the app contains the foods you're interested in before deciding whether the scale would be worth buying.

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5/17/19 9:10 A

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Cup measures are little better than guessing!

We got it right in the UK stating it simply as 80g fresh or 30g dried or concentrated like tomato paste.

So much simpler and clearer.

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5/17/19 1:02 A



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I use 80g (2.82oz) as a serving. Using cups as a measuring guide is o.k. for a rough estimate, but it depends on how you pack that cup. i.e. a cup of diced carrots will hold more by weight than a cup of sliced carrots.

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5/16/19 8:08 P

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It's just USDA info. Will this work? You might need to hit the plus button on the tab to expand the table out. www.choosemyplate.gov/fruit www.choosemyplate.gov/vegetables

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5/16/19 1:23 P

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I find it easiest to go by the UK recommendation of 80g "as eaten" for raw or cooked fruits and vegetables - 30g for dried / dehydrated. Going by actual weight gets rid of the guess-work involved in using volume measurements, since volume will change dramatically depending on how big individual pieces are.

You might find this listing useful:

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Documents/Downlo
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5/16/19 12:27 P

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Hi,

I’m looking for some information on what SparkPeople counts as a serving size of fruits and veggies. I’ve read the following article written by Nicole Nichols www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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in which she wrote:

Fruits and Vegetables: Aim for 5-9 total servings each day. Choose fresh fruits and veggies whenever possible.
Raw fruit: 1/2 cup raw, canned or frozen fruit, or about the size of billiard ball
Dried fruit: 1/4 cup raisins, prunes or apricots, or about the size of an egg
Juice: 6 oz 100% fruit or vegetable juice, or about the size of a hockey puck
Raw vegetables: 1 cup leafy greens, baby carrots or about the size of a baseball
Cooked vegetables: 1/2 cup cooked broccoli, potatoes, or about the size of a billiard ball

I guess I’m looking for (am I being a little too hopeful) for an actual alphabetical listing of the fruit or veggie and the amount considered a serving size.




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