How much fruit is too much fruit in a day?

Colette - posted on 02/01/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter (7) eats fruit throughout the day. On average she would have an apple, banana, juice of an orange, handful of grapes, and sometimes even some melon. I wonder is this far too much fruit in one day or should I just let her have fruit as she wants it. I just worry about her teeth and the effects of fruit on them? I would welcome some advice on this if anyone has researched into it? Thank you.

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Angela - posted on 02/02/2014

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British nutrition experts recommend 5 different fruit AND VEGETABLES a day.

So an orange, a portion of peas on a meal, some raw carrot sticks a handful of cherries and a banana over the course of 24 hours (just as an example) would mean that the person had eaten their recommended "5 a day"

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Lindsay - posted on 02/02/2014

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Do you have net flix out there? If so that's where I watched those movies! It's no trouble I'm very passionate about health and wellness I'd love to be a health coach one day so if the topic comes up and I can answer it I will! :)

Colette - posted on 02/02/2014

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Hi Lindsey
Thank you so much for your supportive reply! Sometimes I think a child will naturally know what to go for once sweet things are not part of the choice! I am blessed that Isabelle loves fruit but I struggle with vegetables whereas I am the opposite and love vegetables but I never feel the want for fruit. I really appreciate that you took the time to respond to me. I am in Ireland so I dont think I will get to see the programmes you suggested but maybe online I will get some snippets. Take care Lindsey.
Colette

Lindsay - posted on 02/01/2014

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honestly I would love for my kiddos to eat that well my son isn't as picky as my daughter but it's great your daughter eats so much fruit there is no such thing as too much fruit and it's better than all the processed junk that would do more damage than fruit I would check out some documentries that talk about foods there is a good amount of them to watch some are vegan topics but I'd check out "Food Fight" & "The beautiful truth"

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