Eating fiber-rich fruits and vegetables in the right amounts for your age, sex, and level of physical activity will help maintain a healthy body and good digestive health. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now offer guidelines in cups rather than number of servings, as they did previously, so you can better understand portion sizes.
9 Ways to Meet Your Needs
- Try it raw
- Make your own yogurt toppers (berries, low fat granola)
- Eat fiber-filled fruit with breakfast (yummy idea- try atop pancakes or waffles)
- Excite your eggs with chopped vegetables
- Switch “sides” (skip fries for a tossed salad)
- Add vegetables to pasta
- Pick better pizza toppings
- Dish up the dried fruit (great snacks for on the run)
- In a pinch, frozen is fine.