7 Servings of Fruits & Veggies

7 Servings of Fruits & Veggies Food experts in the U.S. and many other western countries generally recommend that you get five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Now a study published in the journal Social Indicators Research is tacking on another two servings to promote happiness and mental wellness.

Researchers examined the daily diets of 80,000 people in Britain and found that feelings of mental wellbeing increased with each serving of fruits and vegetables, peaking at seven servings per day. Unfortunately, only about 10% of British adults get that amount on a daily basis.

True Strength Moment: This study defined a serving as about 80 grams. To put that in perspective, an extra small banana less than 6 inches in length equals 81 grams and a large 8-inch carrot weighs in at 72 grams. Getting in 560 grams (7 servings multiplied by that 80 gram serving size) isn't hard to do if you're eating clean.
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Best Form Algeria
Oct 17, 2012
So good, very healpful