What is a Serving Size?
When trying to cut back on fat and calories in our diet, "serving size" is a familiar term. But what is a "serving size" of a particular meat, dairy product or fruits and vegetables?
We are going to take the guessing out of the game for you! Listed below are some helpful references when deciding just how large or small a portion is a "serving size!"
What's a recommended serving size for meat?
What's a recommended serving size for cheese?
Remember that brands may differ, so check the label!
What counts towards five servings of fruits and vegetables a day?
All varieties of fruits and vegetables - fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100 percent juice. A serving size is smaller than many people think. The National Cancer Institute defines a serving as:
Be creative when eating your five servings of fruits and vegetables every
day. And remember, 5 A Day is a minimum...5-9 is even better.
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