Health and nutrition experts say we need to eat (at least) 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day.
Together with physical activity, nutrition is the basis of a healthy and complete lifestyle. But many of us don’t know exactly how to calculate the total intake for the day. Here is a simple guide to help us reach the target.
An apple a day, in addition to keeping the proverbial doctor away, also counts as a serving. The same goes for fruits of more or less the same size such as bananas, pears, oranges. If we prefer to keep count in grams, the experts say around 80g. That’s roughly 14 cherries or grapes, 20 blackberries or blueberries, two slices of mango or half a grapefruit.
It also counts dried fruit (30g) such as raisins, or two cool, three plums or a handful of dehydrated banana slices. Due to the high sugar content, however, it is always better to give priority to fresh fruit.
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