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Superfood Tip: How many fruits and veggies should I eat each day?

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

We all know that eating fruits and veggies is an important part of our diets, but exactly how much should we eat each day?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, consuming five to nine servings per day will make you a healthier and happier person.

The USDA has a list of preferences for fruits and vegetables that vary by age:

• Seniors eat fewer French fries and potato chips than toddlers; however, seniors eat more fresh and canned potatoes than younger consumers.

• Toddlers also like to eat apples, fresh as well as processed, whereas adults age 20-59 eat the fewest apples.

• Women 40 and older eat the most spinach, while teenage girls eat the least.

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