Individual fruits and vegetables contain different levels of various nutrients. Consuming all recommended servings as one item would limit the nutritional benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, not to mention that it would likely become boring very quickly. The recommendation is to include a variety of fruits and vegetables each day in order to ensure getting enough of all the vitamins, minerals and different types of fiber and other healthful substances that are in fruits and veggies. Also, the recommendations for intake have increased for most people from 5 servings a day and range up to 13 servings a day depending on age and activity level. You can see how many are recommended for you by clicking here.