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Portion Control: Leafy Greens

Posted Nov 10 2009 5:42am

Tuesday's tip: A proper serving of leafy vegetables like kalelettuceswiss chardgreen cabbage or spinach is 1 cup. If you cook or steam these vegetablesthe serving size is 1/2 cup. A serving of crunchy vegetables—carrotsbroccolibell peppercelerycauliflowerbrussel sproutscucumberzucchini—is 1/2 cup.

Your daily intake of both leafy and crunchy vegetables is 2 to 6 servings. This might seem like a lot of foodbut when you measure your portions you will see that you might already be consuming this many servings. A diet rich in vegetables is nutrient densegood for your digestion and immune system.
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