We teach you how to determine serving sizes of fruits and vegetables to help you reach your recommended daily amount.
Take a look at the photo to the left: This is the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables most people should eat daily. The USDA's Dietary Guidelines recommend adults eat anywhere from 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day depending on age, gender, physical activity, and overall health. So, what is a serving? Click through the following slides for a guide to determine serving sizes of common fruits and vegetables.
1/2 cup raw fruits or vegetables = 1 serving
1 large orange = 1 serving
1 small bell pepper = 1/2 serving