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Just How Much Fruit & Veg Should I Eat?

The 800g Challenge

Join me for the 800g challenge! That’s at least 800g of plants per day. If you prefer low carb, stick to veg and less fruit. I’m active enough, and carry enough muscle mass that I can eat around 100g of net carbs per day and stay in low level ketosis. That leaves me some room for things like an apple, and a few dates.

A recent article by CBS News pointed out the results of a new review that showed the most benefit was reached at 800g per day. “It’s no secret that most of us could probably stand to eat more fruits and vegetables. Now, there’s more incentive than ever to do so, as a new analysis finds that eating more than five servings of fruits and veggies per day can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and early death.

The researchers found the greatest benefit came from eating 10 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. They estimate that if everyone ate this amount – equivalent to about 800 grams, or 28 ounces – approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide could be prevented.” Science is just beginning to discover many of the bioactive compounds in real, whole foods. “Most likely it is the whole package of beneficial nutrients you obtain by eating fruits and vegetables that is crucial is health,” he said. “This is why it is important to eat whole plant foods to get the benefit, instead of taking antioxidant or vitamin supplements (which have not been shown to reduce disease risk).”

“Science is just beginning to discover many of the bioactive compounds in real, whole foods. ”

Focus On Whole Foods

The researchers found the greatest benefit came from eating 10 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. They estimate that if everyone ate this amount – equivalent to about 800 grams, or 28 ounces – approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide could be prevented.” Science is just beginning to discover many of the bioactive compounds in real, whole foods. “Most likely it is the whole package of beneficial nutrients you obtain by eating fruits and vegetables that is crucial is health,” he said. “This is why it is important to eat whole plant foods to get the benefit, instead of taking antioxidant or vitamin supplements (which have not been shown to reduce disease risk).”

Shown here is my lunch for the day weighing in at just under 800g by the time you count the lime peel which I won’t eat, and the weight of the container (~60g) and then I’ll eat at least another 100g of veggies with dinner.

Although I put a lot of emphasis on including lots of nutrient dense animal products in my social media posts (I eat ~1lbs, or 500g daily), by weight almost 2/3 of my daily diet is plants.

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