In a roomful of nutrition experts you are likely to get as many opinions as participants where certain issues are concerned. But when it comes to eating vegetables, everyone agrees that more is better. For optimum health, aim for 6 pounds or more per week of vegetables and fruit combined. This translates to a daily intake of about 3/4 pound. Since for some people eating too much fruit can upset blood sugar levels, making it harder for them to manage their weight and possibly creating other health effects, it is best to give most of the attention to vegetables.