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I have a juicer and I make fresh vegitable juice. HOw would I break down the serving of vegitables example: I put it 1/2 cucumer, 1 head of lettace, 1 green pepper, 3 carrots. The juicer obviously juices everyting to a glass of juice. How is that considered in my servings of vegitables since the pulp is not in the juice?

Juicing is definitely another way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.  As you point out however, the pulp is not in the juice, so you will be missing out on fiber.  Because of this, I would caution you not to strive for all or most of your vegetable servings as juice, but rather to limit the total amount of juice you drink daily.  for adults, the receommendation is for 8 to 12 ounces a day. Other forms of fruits and vegetables, such as fresh, frozen, canned and dried—in their “whole” state— will offer you the fiber you are missing from the juice, so be sure to “fill-up” with those as well.  USDA’s definition of a serving size for 100% juice is 4 ounces (½ cup), so I would calculate the servings of juice you are actually drinking based on that. 

 

 

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