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

ELRIDDICK
Thanks for sharing Report
5 is the absolute MINIMUM, we should be aiming for closer to 8-10. Report
Good info Report
This minimum requirement is so do-able. Report
This is great for portion control! Report
thanks. Report
Good to know. I didn't know that I had to eat 4 cups of salad to equal 2 veggies. Report
Good information Report
The visual aid was helpful Report
Good article. I liked the food combinations shown, this was very helpful information, thanks! Report
SPUNOUTMOM
I was thinking the same as SLASALLE. These pictures look like more than single servings. Report
I don't understand how this can be. Most fruits and veggies track at 1/2-cup equals a serving. Lettuce/spinach, etc. are exceptions. Pretty much every picture I see in this article is MORE than 5 servings. Report
I don't understand how this can be. Most fruits and veggies track at 1/2-cup equals a serving. Lettuce/spinach, etc. are exceptions. Pretty much every picture I see in this article is MORE than 5 servings. Report
I'm with TCANNO, I only use grams as well. I use grams because it's more accurate than cups. Report
When you decide to start eating healthy, you automatically get your 5 servings or more each day. 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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