It has been brought to my attention that um, well, we forgot to post a mini-challenge for last week but no one’s counting, right? and that we just might be a tad late for this week. My bad. We’ll just chock up my forgetfulness maybe all of us to the post-half marathon blues, the summer crazies and the fact that a lot of us have been traveling a bit excuses, excuses.
So here we are, right now, ready to “serve” you up with another great mini-challenge for this week- woot woot!
Speaking of “serve-ings” ha ha I am so funny, this week’s mini challenge is ONE of my favorites: the good ole “let’s eat five servings of fruits and veggies PER DAY”.
We all know how good fruits and vegetables are for you and we here at The Sisterhood heard somewhere maybe Weight Watchers? The FDA? that it is highly recommended to have FIVE SERVINGS of fruits and veggies PER DAY to lead a healthy lifestyle. We 100% agree.
What constitutes a serving of fruits and veggies? I asked my friends at www.about.com and got this answer:
Answer: The United States Department of Agriculture sets a serving size for fruit or vegetables to be equal to about one-half cup. Greens like spinach and lettuce have a serving size equal to one full cup. One serving of sliced fruit is equal to one-half cup; however a single piece of fruit, such as an apple or an orange counts as one serving. How did the USDA decide that one-half cup is a serving size? The decision was based on the portion sizes that people typically eat, ease of use and nutritional content of fruits and vegetables.
Very interesting, huh? If you want to read the entire answer, then click here.
There you have it! Our next mini-challenge has been announced, now get out there and start eating your fruits and veggies. Anyone interested in doing a daily “fruits and veggies check-in” during the evening hours?
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