What is a portion size?
In our first blog post we discussed how portion sizes differ between the three macronutrients, carbohydrates, protein & fat. It is important to note that with different fruit & vegetables & as you will see below, 1 fruit/vegetable does not always equal 1 portion. Generally, the overall size of the fruit or vegetable will determine a portion. For example 1 medium fruit (banana, orange, apple) = 1 portion, whereas 2 small fruits (plum, mandarin, kiwi) = 1 portion.
How many portions should I have each day?
How can I increase my fruit & vegetable intake?
This is a very common question we get asked! Thankfully, there are lots of different ways you can start to add fruit & vegetables to your daily diet. Below are a few of our favourite tips:
We hope this series has helped to iron out any questions you might have had around portion sizes!