‘Eight a day’ is the new number
A new study by Oxford University claims that we need eight portions of fruit and veg a day for optimum health. Yes – I said eight!
Researchers say that people who eat more fruit and veg have a lower risk of dying from the most common form of heart disease.
We need to up our daily levels of greens and make sure that our ‘eight a day’ includes a portion defined either as a small banana, medium apple or small carrot to significantly lower the chances of death by heart disease.
The national average is only three portions of fruit and veg a day – so we have some work to do.
Loading up on fruit and veg is a habit that we can learn to accommodate.
Adding fruit to cereal, yogurt or pudding and piling up the extra veg in soups and stews are easy ways to go from five a day to eight a day.
Serve a side salad with pasta meals and eat fruit as a dessert, also keep fruit (and veg) at your desk at work and nibble away as a tasty snack during the day. Small eating changes make all the difference.
Five a day is so yesterday. To improve the quality of your life in the long term, get your groove on with eight yummy fruit and veg portions every day.
To read more about the study by Oxford University CLICK HERE.
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