Quiz: How much you know about fruits and vegetables?
Test your knowledge of the plant world and tell us in your comments how it went!
How much do you know about fruits and vegetables with this fun test just look at the picture and answer the right choice starts now.
Eat your fruits and vegetables
She was right – this is one of the tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet; and for good reason. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss… and this only covers a few of the many benefits of a diet higher in fruits & veggies.
WHAT DOES “PLENTY” MEAN? WELL, TO START – MORE THAN MOST NORTH AMERICANS CONSUME.
If you don’t count potatoes—which should be considered a starch rather than a vegetable—the average North AmericanAre you getting enough? gets a total of just three servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The latest dietary guidelines call for 7 to 10 (at least) servings of fruits and vegetables a day (2½ to 6½ cups per day), depending on one’s caloric intake. For a person who needs 2,000 calories a day to maintain weight and health, this translates into nine servings or 4½ cups per day (2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables). For most fresh or cooked vegetables and fruits, 1 cup is what you would put in a household measuring cup.
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