Take a look at the photo This is the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables most people should eat daily
When you hear a minimum of 5, does that seem like a lot? Do you wonder how you can eat that many?
You may be getting more than you think. Count them up. A serving size for fruit or vegetables to be equal to about one-half cup. So if you eat 1 cup of of fruit or vegetables, that's two servings. Greens like spinach and lettuce have a serving size equal to one full cup. That's not much. One serving of sliced fruit is equal to one-half cup. Look at your measuring cups. Measure out what you're eating. You may be getting more than you think.
Many nutrition and dietary experts suggest you eat from five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. That is a total. Older or inactive women and smaller children need at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit. Growing kids, teen girls, most men and active women should eat at least four servings of vegetables and three servings of fruit every day. Teen boys and active men should eat at least five servings of vegetables and four servings of fruit every day. Unfortunately many people fail to eat even the minimum suggested level of five servings of fruits or vegetables each day.
How many will you eat today?
Here's a link to a calculator to figure out what you or your kids should be eating.