We all know we need to eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day (preferably more!), but what exactly makes up one portion of fruit or veg?
It can be hard to know exactly how much we ought to be eating to get our five-a-day, and for some people, this could mean not getting quite enough of those essential nutrients that fruits and vegetables provide – or even overeating in a bid to get enough of the good stuff.
So to help you know exactly how much a ‘healthy’ portion is, we’ve put together a few images that show you exactly what one portion of fruit or veg really looks like…
Of course, we’ve not shown you every single type of fruit and veg, but most fruits and vegetable portion sizes can be figured out using the following rules:
- As a rule of thumb, a portion of fruit is whatever you can fit in a handful. Limit to 3 portions per day (eat lots of veggies to make up your fruit and veg quota).
- When it comes to veg, around 80g equals one portion. Aim for 5-7 portions per day (i.e. 2-3 portions at both lunch and evening meal plus snacks).