Healthy eating starts with a balanced, varied diet and making sure you're getting enough fruit and vegetables is key. Eating the recommended 5 a day servings of fruits and vegetables is the most important part of any healthy eating plan. Five a day is the NHS recommendation for us all to eat at least five fruit and vegetables every day. Eating fruit and vegetables sets us up for a healthier lifestyle and by eating at least five portions per day you will be getting vitamins and minerals, fibre and antioxidants. It can also help to reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and of course can help to maintain a healthy weight.
Make it a mission to start working towards having your five a day. Build up gradually, make it a habit and remember each extra serving is a step in the right direction. Eating your five portions of fruit and vegetables a day need'nt be a chore. The variety of fruit and vegatables to choose from is endless, so there will always be something for everyone. Making a delicious smoothie with a handful of berries and a banana mixed with fruit juice or natural yoghurt is a fun way to achieve your five a day. To get the maiximum benefit of five a day, you need to eat different types of fruit and vegetables. Different fruit and vegetables contain different combinations of fibre, minerals and other nutrients. To get the most nutritional benefit, aim to include a wide variety of fruit and vegetables in your five a day.