Eat Your Veggies

The Lack Of Vegetables In Adults Diet Today

Fewer than 1 in 3 adults eat the recommended amount of vegetables and fruit each day.

Their are multiple ways to easily include the recommended amount of vegetables in your diet today.

First being an adult male, or female you should know the proper amount of vegetables to include in your daily diet.

  • Women ages 19-30: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups TOTAL
  • Men ages 19-50: 2 cups Fruits + 3 cups Veggies = 5 cups TOTAL
  • Listed above is the recommended amount of Fruit and Vegetable intake for adult men and women who participate in LIGHT physical activity (An average of less than 30 minutes)
  • Meaning, the more active you are the higher your vegetable intake should be.

How Can I Increase My Vegetable and Fruit Intake?

Ways to Increase Veggie and Fruit Intake

One way to increase your veggie intake is to have a strong mindset and instead of picking up a pack of Oreo's, grab a pack of baby carrots or some freshly prepared chopped up fruit.

If your like most Americans who have limited time for breakfast, instead of stopping at Mickey D's for a McMuffin, buy the prepackaged vegetable and fruit smoothie.

Lastly, just making sure to serve a vegetable with dinner at night can improve your vegetable diet.

Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption