5 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

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We could all benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables, as they are highly rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Pregnant women must include in their daily diet fruits that are rich in vitamin C.

However, during pregnancy there are unique nutritional requirements for you and your growing baby.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends a combined total of 7 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily. For example, you could have 4 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables or 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables.

Pregnant women must include in their daily diet fruits that are rich in vitamin C like citrus, broccoli, strawberries, and bell peppers. In addition, dark leafy green vegetables like lettuce, spinach, and kale, are a must.

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5 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

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  1. Profile photo of Alycia Alycia says:

    Luckily all I’ve had an appetite for is fruit! Yay!

  2. Profile photo of Katsiaryna Katsiaryna says:

    Fruits and veggies is a must for all people specially for pregnant women! I eat them every day and I feel fine, it’s my 23d week already)

  3. Profile photo of Danielle Danielle says:

    I am an expecting Dietitian, and even I struggle with getting enough fruit and vegetable variety in my diet. For more nutrition information and recipes go to… http://www.eatright.org/

  4. Profile photo of sheenaholman sheenaholman says:

    Ive been doing much better at eating fresh produce this week.

  5. Profile photo of Sharon Sharon says:

    Anyone have any good fresh vegetable dishes they would like to share? I’m pregnant & quite overweight, my Dr does not want me to gain any weight to reduce risk of pregnancy diabetes and preeclampsia, any suggestions for healthy low fat veggie dishes?

  6. Profile photo of Diana Diana says:

    I really need to eat more vegetable…

  7. Profile photo of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    Lucky for me, I’ve been craving fruits and veggies and they are the only foods that aren’t making me sick! 🙂

  8. Profile photo of RavenGrey RavenGrey says:

    I’m definitely more of a fruit person, but I’m always trying new things.

  9. Profile photo of Phammom Phammom says:

    Need to eat more fruit. Maybe I’ll start making smoothies.

  10. Profile photo of kenzierae kenzierae says:

    I luv fruits and veggies and being pregnant just made me want more..I couldnt’ get enough

  11. Profile photo of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    Great tips!!
    Love friuts and veggies. best things to eat and the healthiest, with natural sugars, essential nutrients. eat up!

  12. Profile photo of hannah83 hannah83 says:

    Have been craving fruit for a couple weeks. Great tips too!

  13. Profile photo of ErinF ErinF says:

    Ooh, I LOVE red/yellow/orange peppers; I used to eat them like apples. They’d be good to keep on hand.

  14. Profile photo of ErinF ErinF says:

    I eat fruit like it’s going out of style, but I really need to up my intake of veggies. Adding celery, mushrooms and zucchini to pasta sauce sounds delicious. And now I’m hungry and contemplating doing this at 3am.

  15. Profile photo of SimplyAZ SimplyAZ says:

    Great advice im not big on veggies

  16. I KNOW! It seems healthy food is more expensive than junk.

  17. This is also a good way to find out allergies when the baby comes if you breast feed and there are any prob.

  18. I pretty much knew this already… but still good tips.

  19. Profile photo of Julie Julie says:

    One thing about it, I have craved fruits and vegetables throughout my pregnancy. Some of the not so good for you stuff too.

  20. Profile photo of button13h button13h says:

    Slicing up some red yellow and orange peppers are the best way to have a healthy tasty sweet snack and get in some good veggies.

  21. Profile photo of maretondo maretondo says:

    i have no prob eating vegetables. its good for you!

  22. Profile photo of marichinno marichinno says:

    I have been eating lots of variety of fruits especially since its almost summer time. I am having trouble eating veggies so lately I have been trying to focus on one or two veggies per week and in hopes I can enjoy them a little,

  23. Profile photo of MommyMagic MommyMagic says:

    Fruit was the main staple of my pregnancy diet. Unfortunately it didn’t aid in my weight gain, but I was able to rest assured that they were extremely beneficial for my daughter.

  24. Profile photo of McKenzie McKenzie says:

    I love fruit been eating so much lately cause I crave it with the baby.

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