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

As a person on Coumadin, I don't want the dark leafy greens. Is head lettuce counted the same? Report
Great information! Report
good article Report
Great Article
Thank you Report
BILLTHOMSON; I think one of those 20 veggies/fruit in a supplement drink may is being counted. As for the suggestions, they are good. I tried the kale thing and its not my thing. Get plenty of others cause I due love veggies. Report
Now this has me confused. I work to get in 5-7 servings a day, yet I see some people consuming 25-30 a day. How do they do it, are they measuring it correctly? Report
If this is what 5 servings look like, I really do get my 5 plus each day. Report
Great article, thank you Report
Nice article Report
great info Report
Thank you. It helps to visualize it. Report
Thank you! The photos really help! Impressive! Report
GREAT Report


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Melinda Hershey
Melinda Hershey
Melinda has a bachelor’s 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.