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Vegetables should take up slightly more than a quarter of your plate. Below are the recommended servings of vegetables for adults, depending on you age and gender.

  • Women 19 to 50: 2 1/2 cups
  • Women 51 and older: 2 cups
  • Men 19 to 50: 3 cups
  • Men 51 and older: 2 1/2 cups

Try to pick a range of vegetables. A cup of vegetables might be 12 baby carrots, one large pepper, a large baked sweet potato, two stalks of celery, one medium baked potato. It could also be a cup of mushrooms, bean sprouts, tomatoes, or other greens. You can always cut up your vegetables and measure them to be sure you are eating enough.

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