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Thread: How many servings of veggies/fruit do you eat a day?

  1. #21
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    Oct 2010
    Washington state
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    Not meat meat meat. Nutrients, nutrients, fat! I also have never found "serving" to be a useful term. Are you serving a 6'5" European or a 4'5" Ecuadorean?

    On a typical day I consume a glass of coconut milk, a handful of pecans, a red pepper, two or three zucchini, a few huge leaves of collard greens or kale, some canned green beans, a green apple or two, an avocado and sometimes a cantaloupe. And, if available, some natural turkey slices cured with celery juice. That's morning and workday. Dinner is where I eat somewhere around a pound of meat. It might be liver, turkey, or bone marrow, or just some grass-fed beef. This is the norm, but there are deviations when things become affordable. And I eat seasonally, so I bought a container of blueberries this week. Not something I'd eat every week! But a fine bit of color in the short run.

  2. #22
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    Feb 2011
    I know primal is all MEAT MEAT MEAT!!!! But I'm curious... how many servings of veggies and fruit do you guys eat a day? I have a acute/chronic illness and I am hoping the many many veggies I eat will help me heal. I would say I eat anywhere from 7-10 veggies and 0-2 servings of fruit (fruit is usually berries or green apples). I also try to eat raw veggies. I do buy into raw plants are better than cooked. While you are answering that...what do you think? raw or cooked?
    Lately I have been eating one higher sugar fruit such as an apple or banana and two types of berries typically wild blueberries and raspberries each measuring about 115g. For veg my salads contain about 5 cups with a variety of leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, onions and cucumber. I also have 2-3 140g portions of non starchy veg such as brussel sprouts, kale or cauliflower....

    I like to have some raw and cooked. Some may be better raw while others such as tomatoes or spinach are better cooked. And then having tomatoes with spinach helps with the absorption of the non-heme iron.

    Oh I forgot the daily half to whole avocado.

  3. #23
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    Jul 2010
    About raw vv cooked - depends on the plant. Some good things are destroyed by heat/ dissolved away into cooking water, some (like betacarotene in carrots) are made far more available by cooking. I just eat lots of both and don't worry about it.

  4. #24
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    May 2010
    I try to eat 3 to 4 cups of greens daily and then I have 2 servings (or more if I want them) of another veggie at dinner.
    I like my veggies raw and cooked.

    I rarely eat fruit because I am in weightloss mode ut if I do have a craving then I have blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.

  5. #25
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    Jan 2011
    Reno, NEVADA
    Well, I eat veg w/breakfast (sauted mushrooms, yellow squash, garlic) w/sausage. I eat all veggies/fat for lunch (BAS of spinach leaf variety w/olive oil vinagrette +/- avocado, tomato, peppers, cucumbers, onions, radishes, etc), and a nice serving of meat for dinner w/more veggies. I try to eat them with every meal to some degree. I try to skip breakfast, but in truth I am not very good at IF'ing it just doesn't do wonders for my moods.

    I eat fruit, I try not to eat much of it, but I sure do eat it. Berries, plus some carbier ones frequently but not every day.

    Its not all about meat, its about "a wreckless amount of veggies", moderate meat, moderate to high fat, low carb (vs. the SAD).

  6. #26
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I eat 4-8 servings of veggies (a serving being 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw veggies) and 0-2 fruits per day. I've been eating a lot of strawberries lately. They taste like candy this time of the year.

  7. #27
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    Jun 2011
    Veggies? Unlimited non starchy veggies. Some days more than others, depending on recent shopping trips and budget.

    I am still trying to lose weight, so I limit fruit to 2 times a week.

    I don't believe in vlc (in most cases).

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  8. #28
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    Jun 2011
    Topeka, Kansas
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    is salad a vegetable?
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