Fruit and Veg

Are You Eating "Five A Day"?

New research suggests five servings of fruits and vegetables is just not enough! Adults need anywhere from seven to thirteen cups of produce daily to reap all the health benefits of fruits and vegetables!

To help get your fill of fresh produce try these tips:

Frozen or canned fruits and vegetables (without added salt or sugar) can be just as good for you as fresh!

Buy many kinds of fruits and vegetables when you shop and try frozen, dried and fresh!

Experiment with new types of fruits and veggies.

Keep a fruit bowl, raisins or other dried / fresh fruit in the kitchen and in the office.

Keep a bowl of cut-up vegetables on the top shelf of the refrigerator for snacking.

Add fruit to breakfast on top of your cereal.

Choose fruit for dessert and use frozen fruits for smoothies.

Add fruits and vegetables to lunch by adding them in soup, salads, or cut-up raw.

Add extra varieties of frozen vegetables when you prepare soups, sauces, and casseroles.

For peak flavour and good value, fresh, seasonal produce is always a good choice!

Amy Casey-Fitness Professional@Sittingbourne

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01/10/2010