Fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals and contain many other good health-related compounds.
Everyone should strive to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in their diet.
Since fruits and vegetables are bulky and contain plenty of water, they can help control the intake of calories. Target for at least five servings a day.
One part weighs about 80 grams and can include fresh, canned, frozen and dried fruits and vegetables. One part is equivalent to:
Two large tablespoons of vegetables, such as peas, carrots, swede or broccoli
Whole fruits, like an apple, an orange, a pear
A bunch of grapes
Two tablespoons of strawberries or raspberries
A small cup of fruit juice
A bunch of dried fruits