Most people know that we should be eating more fruit and veg. But most of us aren't eating enough. Did you know that we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and veg every day?
Fruit and veg should make up about a third of the food you eat each day. And it's also important to eat a variety. Five-a-day is a good, achievable target. If you count your portions each day it might help you to increase the amount you eat.
If you eat one or two portions with each meal and have the occasional fruit snack you might be surprised at how easy it is to eat five-a-day.
At breakfast you could:
add a handful of dried fruit to your cereal
eat half a grapefruit or an apple
drink a glass of fruit juice
At lunch you could:
eat a bowl of salad
have a banana
have some fruit salad
At your evening meal you could:
add vegetables or pulses to your curry, casserole or stir fry
serve at least two types of vegetables with your fish, chicken or meat
And don't forget, when you fancy a snack, reach for an apple, banana or perhaps even some dried fruit.
You can eat fruits 24 / 7, even as a midnight snack. You'll only benefit from these nutrition packed wonders of nature.