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What is the daily recommendation for fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates?

 

Q. what are the daily requirements for fruit, vegetables and carbs?

 

A. According to the USDA, fill half your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal to meet the daily recommendation.  About 4 to 6 cups a day is the recommendation with some differences between men and women.  Approximately 60% of your calories should come from carbohydrates.  Visit www.choosemyplate.gov to learn how many servings of foods high in carbohydrate you need based on age, gender, and activity level.

 
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