We all know that fruits and vegetables are a healthy part of a well-balanced eating plan. Fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and other chronic diseases. But did you know they can also help maintain a healthy weight? When substituted for high-calorie foods, fruits and vegetables will add volume to your meals, allowing you to eat the same amount of food with fewer calories. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and can be filling.
The USDA recommends eating 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables combined as part of a healthy diet. In most cases, 1 cup of fruit or vegetable = 1 serving. For more information on how to determine serving sizes, you can go to the following links and view the charts!