I often read in health literature something like this - "Eat 5 helpings of fruits a day." (or 5 helpings of veggies).
How much quantity does 5 helpings constitute?
Does it mean the equivalent of 5 tablespoons of
diced fruits/veggies, or something like that?
Bumper sticker: "You are what you eat. Avoid fruits and nuts." :)
It actually depends upon the type of fruit or veggie. One helping or serving of each is considered to be as follows: Vegetable Group
1 cup of raw leafy vegetables -or-
½ cup of other vegetables-cooked or raw -or-
¾ cup of vegetable juice Fruit Group
1 medium apple, banana, orange, pear -or-
½ cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit -or-
¾ cup of fruit juice