The Right Amount Of Fruit intake Discovered, Research Says

The Right Amount Of Fruit intake Discovered, Research Says|PakistanTribe.com

The Right Amount Of Fruit intake Discovered, Research Says|PakistanTribe.com

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]YDNEY – According to a research by the department of Health in Australia, people are advised to eat three or more servings of fruit per day.

The researchers advise people to eat about two apricots or four dried apricots, along with other fruits, green salads and yogurt a day.

According to the research, healthy diet does not limit to one regular eating pattern and it changes with age, gender, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

According to one such diet plan, adults are advised to eat two servings of fruits and five servings of vegetables; meanwhile children are advised to eat as per their age.

In practice, the researchers advise not to depend on age or one simple diet plan, but to consider previous health conditions, appetite and activity level.

One can also vary his diet by breaking it in smaller portions during the day.

Here’s the right amount chart, take a look!

  • Women ages 19-30: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups TOTAL
  • Men ages 19-50: 2 cups Fruits + 3 cups Veggies = 5 cups TOTAL
  • Women ages 31-50: 1 1/2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 cups TOTAL
  • Men ages 51+: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups TOTAL
  • Women ages 51+: 1 1/2 cups Fruits + 2 cups Veggies = 3 1/2 cups TOTAL

Moderately Active: An average of 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day

  • Women ages 19-50: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups TOTAL
  • Men ages 19-30: 2 cups Fruits + 3 1/2 cups Veggies = 5 1/2 cups TOTAL
  • Women ages 51+: 1 1/2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 cups TOTAL
  • Men ages 31+: 2 cups Fruits + 3 cups Veggies = 5 cups TOTAL

Very Active: An average of 60 minutes of exercise or more a day

  • Men ages 19-30: 2 1/2 cups Fruits + 4 cups Veggies = 6 1/2 cups TOTAL
  • Women ages 19-50: 2 cups Fruits + 3 cups Veggies = 5 cups TOTAL
  • Men ages 31-50: 2 1/2 cups + 3 1/2 cups Veggies = 6 cups TOTAL
  • Women ages 51+: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups TOTAL
  • Men ages 51+: 2 cups Fruits + 3 cups Veggies = 5 cups TOTAL

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