Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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Can a person eat too much fruit?

It’s great that you are reaching for fruit for snacks and including it in your meals. Consumption of fruit would be considered excessive if the fruit is replacing other foods that are needed for health, including vegetables, protein foods, calcium-rich foods, and whole grains. It would also be excessive if it was causing weight gain. You can see your recommendations for intake of different foods, including fruits and vegetables at www.mypyramid.gov

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