Do you eat your vegetables? Do you eat enough to maintain good health? Here’s a pop-quiz to measure your results. Circle the fruits and vegetables you have eating in the last week. Give yourself a point for every serving. (A serving is defined as 1 cup lettuce or raw leafy vegetables; ¾ cup of 100% fruit or vegetable juice; ½ cup cut–up-fruit or cooked vegetables; 1 medium whole fruit; ½ cup cooked beans or other legumes or ¼ cup dried fruit.) Count the total and read below for your score. Bananas Dates Dried Fruit Squash Baked Potato Steamed Vegetables Corn on the Cob Papaya Carrots Strawberries Salsa Berries Apples Raisins No cheese Veggie Pizza Apple Butter Green Salad Pineapple Mushrooms Garlic Celery Grapefruit Onions Avocado Pears Cantaloupe Pasta with Tomato Sauce Tomatoes Cauliflower Applesauce Lettuce Spinach Apple Juice Oranges Sprouts Beans Bean or Split Pea Soup Orange Juice Cucumbers Find out if you eat your vegetables… 35 or more: High Five! You are well on your way to robust health, thanks to five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. 20-35: Almost to your goal; try to increase the variety and servings of fruits and vegetables you eat, starting today. 10-20: Send yourself on a field trip to the produce department right away and pick up some of those pre-cut vegetables for tonight’s dinner. Less than 10: Vegephobic? Re-educate yourself to the health benefits you may be missing. Remember – to maintain good health, you need to eat your vegetables. Mom was right! 1 Vegetarian Times, March 1997 Please call my office at 770-427-7387 or you can send us a message in the live chat.