If you live in the U.K, it’s very likely that you’ve heard about the “5-a-day” campaign, which a is public health recommendation to consume at least 5 portions of fruit and veggies a day.
It can be all too easy to think if you have 5 different fruits or veggies a day or 5 portions of a couple of different fruits then bingo – you’ve hit the goal. However, there are a couple of things we need to be mindful of to ensure we’re reaching that recommendation and obtaining a variety of nutrients, too!
Why is it important to have 5-a-day?
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, helping to prevent against heart disease and strokes. They’re also vital for good gut health as they contain fibre (especially in the skin!), which helps to optimise blood cholesterol and prevent constipation. Did