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What is the daily recommendation for vegetable intake?

 

Q. Can I be eating to many vegetables? Trying to cut back on meat. vegetable are steamed or grilled.

 

A. This is an excellent question and I’m thrilled you plan to increase your vegetable consumption. Experts recommend 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily so fill half your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal to meet the daily recommendation.

 

A diet high in fruits and vegetables is important for weight management and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.  Eating a diet that includes a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables provides a wide range of valuable nutrients important to health. When you remember that all product forms matter:  fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100 percent fruit and vegetables juices, it really is easy to add more fruits and vegetables throughout the day. So in addition to steaming or grilling vegetables, consider the portability of cherry tomatoes for snacking or sliced veggies for dipping.  The Fruits & Veggies—More Matters website can act as a resource to assist with your efforts to add more fruits and vegetables to meals and snacks.

 

 

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