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Are you suppose to eat 5 serving of fruits AND vegetables a day or 5 servings of fruits OR vegetables per day?

And...i know this might sounds really retarded, but how much is 1 serving of fruit? Like is 1 orange 1 serving?

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Asked by ClvDandJ at 2:16 PM on Mar. 20, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • You should eat 5 servings of fruits or vegitables. Mix it up a little. A serving is a half a cup or 1 cup of leafy vegitables.

    Answer by musikdoll at 2:18 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Fruits AND vegtables a day.

    And a serving of fruit would be like a medium sized apple, orange, 1/2 a banana, ect.

    AND drinking that V8 crap is good and all, but really even though it is all natural, it is still concentrated sweets and eating fresh is so much better for you.

    It is no longer the Food Pyramid that you follow, it is the "My Pyramid" is the site that you can go to, it will tell you everything you could want to know about the Pyramid.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:21 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Well, the amount recommended varies by age, sex, and weight. So does serving size. For example, a serving of meat or peanut butter for a toddler is a whole whopping tablespoon.

    Check out It will give you a customized chart for you that includes the number of cups you should aim for each day. And it reminds that you should aim for some fruits and veggies from every color group all week long - some red tomatoes, some green lettuce, some orange carrots. In general, the more colorful your plate, the better the nutrition.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:24 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • fruits AND veggies. for an adult a serving is half a cup of fruit, half a cup of raw veggies, or a whole cup of cooked veggies. a medium apple is a serving, a large banana is two servings...

    Answer by Chandra034 at 2:47 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

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