How many fruits and vegetables should a person have a day. I heard that the number is five, but it it combined or separate??
The previous recommendation was 5 – 9 servings a day, but they were increased in the 2005 Dietary Guidelines as science suggests that intake of fruits and veggies is associated with good health. In order to clear up confusion about exactly how much is a serving; the recommendation is expressed in standard measurements that everyone can understand. The number of cups of fruits and veggies you need varies depending on age, gender and activity level. To find out exactly how many cups you need, click here.