Eating 5-10 Serves of Fruit and Vegetables

The national food guide recommends that we all consume between 5-10 servings of fruit and vegetables each day.  There is now overwhelming evidence that a diet enriched in fruits and vegetables can assist us by decreasing the risk of chronic disease such as cancer, strokes, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, diverticulosis, obesity and even birth defects.  Eating fruit and vegetables should be an enjoyable process.  Try eating a variety of colourful, exotic fruits and vegetables.  Most fruits and vegetables are nature’s “fast” foods, easy to find, purchase and eat with a minimum of fuss.  Fresh, canned, frozen or dried, fruit and vegetables are all good choices.  These wonderful foods will help to protect your cells from the oxidants we encounter daily. 

Start preparing wonderful fruit salads to kick start your day!!

 

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