Don’t Forget to Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

One of our YouBeauty quizzes revealed that 64 percent of you eat a paltry three or fewer servings of fruits and vegetables a day. That means the majority of us aren’t getting what our bodies need, which, according to the latest dietary guidelines call for five to 13—yes, 13—servings a day. This translates to 2½ to 6½ cups of fruits and vegetables daily, depending on your caloric intake, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. So for example, if you require 2,000 calories a day to maintain your ideal weight and health, you should be consuming nine servings, or 4½ cups of fruits and vegetables per day. (To calculate exactly what your body needs, use this handy fruit and vegetable calculator from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)
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