Wondering how much fruit is too much fruit and how many veggies you should be eating?
You’ve probably heard about the recommendation to eat 5 portions of fruits and veggies every day. But what if you eat more than that?
Is it actually possible to end up eating too much fruit? And how about veggies?
Discover all in today’s video:
How Much Fruit Is Too Much Fruit? And How Many Veggies??
Forget about “5 portions of fruits and vegetables” a day. It just isn’t enough!
A new study from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London has concluded that people should ideally be eating 10 portions a day instead of the 5.
This means 800g of a variety of fruits and vegetables instead of 400g a day.
The study discovered that those who ate up to 800g a day of fruits and vegetables (or 10 portions) when compared to subjects that ate no fruits or vegetables they had:
- 33% lower risk of stroke
- 28% reduced risk of cardio vascular disease
- 24% lower risk of heart disease
- 13% decrease in cancer risk
- 31% reduction in premature death
In fact, if everyone around the world ate 10 portions of fruits and vegetables daily, then around 7.8 million (!) premature deaths could be prevented annually. (1)
We have been eating a fruit based, vegan diet for well over 7 years now and coach people on how to live this lifestyle with very high rates of success.
Eating a diet that is packed with fruits and vegetables is not only great for your overall health, skin, energy levels and your mental state (you feel more upbeat and alive), it also helps you stay slim over the long term.
Here’s a transformation story from one of our clients, Della Upsher, who went raw vegan at the age of 59 and lost 42 pounds, whilst feasting on an abundance of fruits and veggies.
How much fruit is too much fruit?
Many people still fear fruits because they think they are full of sugar and so are bad for you.
This assumption is incorrect.
When you get your sugar from whole fruits, this is not an issue. In stark contrast, refined or added sugar (empty calories) that you find in processed foods, is indeed bad for your health.
Studies have been done on people who ate 20 servings of fruit a day and found that there were no ill effects. In fact, quite the opposite. (2)
One outcome was a remarkable 38 point drop in people’s LDL cholesterol levels (bad cholesterol). (3)
So how how much fruit is too much fruit? And how many veggies?
The answer is the more the better!
If you are ready to start eating a well-balanced diet that is vegan and based on fruits and vegetables, check out our course, Rocking It With Raw Or High Raw Foods.
You’ll get instant access to pre-designed meal plans, both raw and high raw, along with printable shopping lists, kitchen transformation tips, transitioning strategies and so much more.
Enjoy your fruit and veggie plan!
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