We talk about healthy diets in every article we write and the fact that a key element of your diet should be fruit and vegetables.
There is constant discussion about how many should be eaten a day and wide variations between countries in terms of recommended amounts. The UK is currently at 5 a day and at the opposite end of the scale Japanese people are reported to eat up to 17 a day. See our blog on Japanese food.
There is some consensus that 5 a day probably isn’t enough; consider that the Victorians ate 10 a day! Sadly, many people still don’t get to 5 a day so imagining eating more seems impossible.
Our aim today is to show you why eating more fruit and veg are good for you and how easy it is to do.
The benefits of more fruit and vegetables
The common comment we hear is how do you eat 10 fruit and veg a day? It’s impossible!!
Not difficult is it?
Ideally, we recommend organic vegetables because they will be chemical free and grown in more nutrient rich soil. This means your vegetables contain more nutrients for you to enjoy
Eating vegetables raw also retains the most nutrients but steaming is a good method of cooking to retain flavour and nutrients.
Vegetables and fruit should be purchased regularly so that you can enjoy them at their freshest and most flavourful. Why not drop into our shop and see what we have in store!
Look out for the condition of any produce you buy making sure it looks crisp and fresh with no yellow faded leaves etc.
Wash everything before eating especially non organic produce so you remove traces of chemical fertilisers.
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