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How Many Servings of Fruits and Veggies Do You Eat Daily?

We are creeping toward the end of January and although New Year's Resolutions seem made to be broken, I wanted to check with you guys on healthy eating. We are all supposed to eat at least five servings of fruits and/or veggies a day. Please don't limit yourself to just five, eat more if you feel like it! I thought it might be a good idea to take stock of your fruit and veggie consumption to see if you are hitting the mark. Take a look back at the last couple of days and remember how many servings (a cup generally counts as a serving) you have eaten.

Then tell me . . .

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Allytta Allytta 8 years
i don't make it a point to count everything i eat, but it depends - sometimes it's 0, sometimes it's 10 or more :) but i try to have at least 3 everyday. now i'm on my healthy diet - i drink tee, eat salads and white meat, no sweets... so i eat more than 5 portions a day.btw i eat healthy or i eat junk food - my weight stays the same :( 150lbs. sometimes it makes me wonder what's the point, but then i remember that it's not only about weight but also about the health.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i don't make it a point to count everything i eat, but it depends - sometimes it's 0, sometimes it's 10 or more :) but i try to have at least 3 everyday. now i'm on my healthy diet - i drink tee, eat salads and white meat, no sweets... so i eat more than 5 portions a day. btw i eat healthy or i eat junk food - my weight stays the same :( 150lbs. sometimes it makes me wonder what's the point, but then i remember that it's not only about weight but also about the health.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I usually eat like 10 servings a day. I know, that sounds like a lot, but I LOVE my fruits and veggies!!! I usually get 2-3 servings of fruit and the rest is veggies. Lately, I've been on a big spinach and carrot kick. I definitely get a lot of antioxidants from all those veggies...I'm rarely, if ever, sick.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 8 years
i usually have at least five. the daily recommendation is actually 7-9 servings o fruits & veggies, but it's kinda hushed up since because many people aren't managing 5.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
I'm allergic to most fruits, but I do eat a lot of veggies. At dinner, I sometimes trade my meat for my boyfriend's vegetables.
emalove emalove 8 years
Most days, I eat about 5. I have 100% fruit juice and a banana in the morning, an apple or clementine with my lunch, baby carrot snack pack during the day, and usually a salad and a veggie (usually green beans, broccoli, or asparagus) at dinnertime. Somedays, I have more servings than this, somedays I have less...but 5 is a good average for me.
rosey_y rosey_y 8 years
7+That's the recommended amount here in Australia (5 veg, 2 fruit) so that's what I shoot for. Some days I slip up and don't get quite enough, but I usually do okay if I plan for it.
rosey_y rosey_y 8 years
7+ That's the recommended amount here in Australia (5 veg, 2 fruit) so that's what I shoot for. Some days I slip up and don't get quite enough, but I usually do okay if I plan for it.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
i have 1 large apple, 1 small apple and 2 clementines sitting on my desk, right now, staring at me. I really should eat more veggies. I tend to have 2 or 3 pieces of fruit a day. Last night I went through 1lb of grapes. Yep definetly need more veggies. Better get that garden prepared.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
i have 1 large apple, 1 small apple and 2 clementines sitting on my desk, right now, staring at me. I really should eat more veggies. I tend to have 2 or 3 pieces of fruit a day. Last night I went through 1lb of grapes. Yep definetly need more veggies. Better get that garden prepared.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
probably more then I need!!! I looooooooooooove veggies.
AMP AMP 8 years
5+ for sure. I bring two pieces of fruit to work with me every day. One is a mid-morning snack and one is an afternoon snack. Then for lunch, I usually have a salad which always has spinach and tomatoes and then usually has some other vegetable like mushrooms, cucumbers, green peppers, etc. Then for dinner, I sautee some veggies as a side- squash, peppers, mushrooms, carrots, etc. Plus, I LOVE fresh pico de gallo, I use it instead of dressing for my salads. I also have edamame a few times a week.
nikisix nikisix 8 years
I try but I find it hard to constantly keep buying them to keep them fresh...I don't have time to keep running to the store! But I'm trying!
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 8 years
I go crazy with the fruits and veggies. I allows me to eat a larger quantity of food (and i really like to EAT) for fewer calories and greater nutrition than other snacks.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i easily eat 5+. since that's all i eat being a vegetarian - i make sure to get a variety of different fruits and veggies to be as balanced as possible
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 8 years
Veggies are all I eat...mainly green ones. I really dislike fruits & very rarely eat them...occasionally in the summer. Bad, I know... but I can't choke something down that I do not like. Gimme brussel sprouts, spinach, broccoli & I'm just fine.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Probably between 3-5...But I am working at eating mroe because I know it's super important!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Probably between 3-5... But I am working at eating mroe because I know it's super important!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Five or more.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Five or more.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I think between 3-5 a day.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I think between 3-5 a day.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
Resolution is going great! Since December 26th (the start of my resolution), I've lost 12 lbs! =D
chellybean chellybean 8 years
I eat way too many vegetables. Not so much fruit...
jlana jlana 8 years
@krisSugar: I wish I could eat baby carrots! I usually have to reserve them for my husband and my puppy, who can eat a boat load of those things in one sitting.
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