Food Groups - Fruits
Food Groups Continued...
In this group,
all fruits as well as 100% fruit juices count as part of this food
Fruits can be fresh, frozen, canned or dried.
They can be whole,
cut-up, puréed or sliced and diced any which way so long as it is just
Half of your plate should be made up of fruits and veggies, with
slightly less fruits than vegetables.
you are drinking a fruit juice and include fruit on your plate, then
make sure your plate has even less fruit than shown in the MyPlate
Make your fruit selections varied and colorful. The different types of
fruits offer many different vitamins and minerals.
common fruits include apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, limes, mangos,
oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums and raisins.
From the berries groups, you have strawberries, raspberries,
blueberries and blackberries.
If you like melons, then some of the common fruits include cantaloupe,
honeydew and watermelon.
Additional fruit items would also include mixed fruits, like fruit
cocktails and your 100% fruit juices with no additives.
While your plate should have slightly less than 1/4 of fruit on it, the
actual recommended serving size is dependant on age, gender and
are the recommended daily servings of fruits for those who get
less than 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity beyond their
normal daily routine.
If you are more active, you may be able to
consume more fruits and still stay within the recommended calorie
Here's more on the recommended portion sizes based on the food pyramid food
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Fruits and Veggies
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