|Posted on January 2, 2020 at 12:35 AM|
GUIDE TO FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE
How many servings of fruits and vegitables are you eating a day? “Americans just aren’t getting enough.” Chances are you’ve heard these phrases a time or two in the past. But what exactly does plenty mean? Five bowls of fruit? Six salads? Nine apples? Two sweet potatoes? How much is enough? The right amount for you depends on several factors, including age, gender, and physical activity.
These characteristics determine how many fruits and vegetables you should be eating everyday. To get started, check our guidelines below to find the right amount that you need to enjoy on a daily basis. Physical activity has been categorized into three levels of exercise above the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine.
Lightly Active: An average of less than 30 minutes of exercise a day
Women ages 19-30: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups
Women ages 31-50: 1 1/2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 cups
Women ages 51+: 1 1/2 cups Fruits + 2 cups Veggies = 3 1/2 cups TOTAL
Moderately Active: An average of 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day
Women ages 19-50: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups
Women ages 51+: 1 1/2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 cups
Very Active: An average of 60 minutes of exercise or more a day
Women ages 19-50: 2 cups Fruits + 3 cups Veggies = 5 cups
Women ages 51+: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups
A great body starts in the kitchen so eat to live and live to eat!
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