Posted October 11th, 2016 by Fruidel Team
About a third of the food you eat should be made up of fruit and vegetables – and you should try to eat at least five portions of fruit and veg every day.
It’s important to eat fruit and vegetables because there’s evidence to show that people who eat more than five portions of fruit and veg a day have a lower risk of developing heart disease.
Fruit and vegetables also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals which your body needs to keep healthy. They are a good source of fibre which makes them filling to eat and will help keep your digestive system healthy.
“The first thing to do is make sure you have breakfast; a good wholegrain cereal or wholegrain toast. And breakfast is a good time to get in one of your five a day, so have a glass of fruit juice or a handful of dried fruit on your cereal,” she says.
Aim to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Try to choose a variety of fruit and vegetables over the day so that you can benefit from all the different nutrients they give you.