Need to Eat More Fruits and Veggies? Here's How to Get More into Your Diet

Use these tips to get the recommended five to nine servings a day (7 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on May 7, 2012 at 2:43PM

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Need to Eat More Fruits and Veggies? Here's How to Get More into Your Diet

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Know What You Need

Though it depends on your age and activity level, most women need a total of 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruits and 2 to 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day (get specific recommendations for you at the Centers for Disease Control). The good news is that serving size is modest: One serving equals about 1/2 cup. That’s the equivalent of any one of these: one small 6-inch-long banana, four large strawberries, five broccoli florets, six baby carrots, or 1/2 cup of 100 percent fruit juice.

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