Wednesday, July 11, 2018

This Is What a Week's Serving of Fruit and Vegetables Really Looks Like

POPSUGAR Fitness
This Is What a Week's Serving of Fruit and Vegetables Really Looks Like

We've all been guilty, one too many times, of forgetting to eat our fruit and vegetables. We're here to remind you just how much you're supposed to be having every single day because micronutrients are, yes, just as important as macronutrients.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the daily recommendation for vegetables is two and a half cups, and one to two cups for fruit. An easy way to break this down is to imagine it as half-cup portions. Try to add half a cup to each of your meals and snacks, and you'll be set. Add fruits and veggies to smoothies, sandwiches, pastas, and wraps if you struggle eating them alone.

If you're still a little lost, the following photos will show you exactly what a week of eating the rainbow looks like - I did it, and so can you.