Fruits & vegetables
12th June 2015
Why do I need them?
One of the easiest and tastiest ways to stay healthy is to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Aim to eat a variety of at least 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit every day. Fruit and vegetables contain lots of fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Which ones should I eat?
Fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruit and vegetables all count towards your daily quota. Look for seasonal varieties which will be fresher and cheaper. Frozen vegetables are ideal if you don’t have time to shop regularly and they are just as healthy as fresh vegetables.
How can I add more to my healthy eating routine?
Include fruit in your breakfast, try snacking on raw veggies or fruit, and add a serve of vegetables to each main meal.
Healthy heart tip
Frozen vegetables are very convenient and just as healthy and nutritious as fresh vegetables. Steamers and microwaves are a great way to cook vegetables because they help to retain important vitamins and minerals. Non-stick frying pans and woks require less oils and oil sprays helps to reduce the amount used - look for those with the Tick to make sure you are using a healthier oil.