Fruit and Vegetable Servings

August 29, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control recommend getting about 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. However, often times, the word "serving" can feel like a very vague term, not telling us about the amount or number of a kind of food we need to eat to get a serving. Nine servings of fruits of vegetables translates to about two cups of fruit, and two and a half cups of vegetables.

Chowhound has come up with a great resource to visualize what one cup of various types of food look like, to make it easier to navigate getting the recommended number of servings as we come across foods. This guide could be great for keeping on your refrigerator or in your kitchen as you prepare foods or grab snacks for your day. You may find that it nine servings doesn't seem like so much for one day.