Monday, February 14, 2011

What? A total of 9 servings of fruits and veggies every day?

Well ladies I'm afraid it's time to step up our efforts. To earn your 5 challenge points each day for the next week you need to eat additional servings of vegetables to bring you up to 7 servings of vegetables per day along with at least 2 servings of fruit.

The US Government recommends a total of 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies so we have been doing the bare minimum. Lately I heard that a new study had been done at Harvard that said the optimal is 9-13 servings of fruits and veggies per day.

Can you imagine how healthy we would be if we ate 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every every day? And goodness we would never eat any pie, ice-cream, candy or other goodies because we would be so stuffed with veggies!

And don't forget although it's not the optimum choice, the US Gov says that you can count juice as one of your servings. It is clear, however, that fruit juice from concentrate is the least nutritious choice so if you opt for juice fresh is better.

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