What is it about?
Fruit and vegetables play a crucial role in our health and wellbeing. Although many dietary guidelines advise consuming at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, measuring fruit and vegetable intake is always accompanied by several theoretical and practical difficulties. This paper discusses three main theoretical deficiencies in assessing fruit intake worldwide.
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Why is it important?
This paper highlights three main theoretical deficiencies in the field of nutritional science that would possibly cause misinterpretations to assess the fruit intake worldwide; how measurement can be affected due to the lack of a clear definition to identify a fruit; problems due to no clear scientific justification for the nutritional composition of servings of fruits and absence of a standard amount or size for a serving of fruits. These issues are discussed in detail with possible suggestions to assess the intake accurately.
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This page is a summary of: The inside story of fruits; exploring the truth behind conventional theories, Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome Clinical Research & Reviews, March 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsx.2021.03.020.
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