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How many cups of fruits and veggies do I need on a daily bases.I am African American and 40 years old.


Your recommended number of cups of fruits and vegetables varies depending on your activity level and whether you are male or female, in addition to your age. Visit our Fruit and Vegetable Daily Intake chart to find out exactly how many cups you need per day! When it comes to fruits and vegetables, remember More Matters. Try and make half of your plate consist of fruit and vegetables at each meal. This will guarantee that you are meeting your daily recommendations.



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