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How many servings of fruit do I need in a day?

How many servings of fruit do I need in a day?

Eat 3 – 5 servings of fruit per day.

This depends on the total number of calories you consume in a day.

  • If you consume 1600 – 1800 calories, eat 3 servings of fruit per day.
  • If you consume 2000 – 2600 calories, eat 4 servings of fruit per day.
  • If you consume 2800 calories, eat 5 servings of fruit per day.

1 serving of fruit is equal to:

  • ½ cup of fresh, frozen or canned fruit
  • 1/4 cup of dried fruit
  • ½ cup 100% fruit juice

What kind of fruit should I eat?
What are some easy ways to eat more fruit?
What counts as a serving of fruit?

Source:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.



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