I see online that they refer to vegetables as cups, but I'm curious. Does anyone know the recomended amount of vegetabeles one should take in a day by the american heart association?
Currently I'm taking in 8 ounces of vegetables a day and want to know how close I am to the recomended amount of vegetables in a day.
04-17-2010, 11:09 AM #1
How many ounces of veggies a day?
04-17-2010, 11:13 AM #2
I don't know what's the recommended amount and even if I did it wouldn't do you much good as these food recommendations are usually way off. Especially for the bodybuilding/very active consumers.
I eat at least 14 ounces of fibrous veggies to get as much minerals and vitamins (especially vitamin A, kinda hard to get that sucker through food) as possible and I think another ~8 ounces would do me nothing but good. When bulking I also go through the same amount of starchy veggies like chickpeas, beans and peas a day... Feels good man, can't wait to get back at it!
04-17-2010, 11:25 AM #3
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I eat a ton of veggies!
just with my lunch this afternoon i ate:
7oz of broccoli
150g of asparagus
200g of cauliflower
250g of mushrooms
I will have a load more with dinner too. averaging out to, well... a lot.2010
Weight: 157 lbs.
Weight: 179 lbs.
04-17-2010, 11:33 AM #4
One cup = 8 fluid ounces. Eight ounces by dry weight varies, it may not be a cup or it may be more. AFAIK, veg are usually measured by cups rather than ounces because based on density, different veg weighs different amounts. A serving of lettuce would be much lighter by ounces than a serving of raw carrots, for example. A better explanation can be found here:
That, plus I would imagine it's easier and as close to accurate as we'll get from most sources since most Americans do at least have cup measures in their home, if not a food scale.
You can search for food in grams here:
http://www.nutrition.gov/nal_display...11&tax_level=1 (select look up calories or nutrients in food on right hand navigation bar)
nutritiondata.com might also have the conversion, but I can't get in right now to check for you.
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04-17-2010, 11:46 AM #5
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