Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre, as well as being rich in antioxidants. Research shows that people who eat adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables everyday can help prevent:
ücoronary heart disease
üsome forms of cancer
üoverweight and obesity
ühigh blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
ühelp improve control of diabetes.
Aim to eat fruit and vegetables everyday - the greater the variety, the better health benefits.
What is a serve of fruit?
One serve of fruit is equal to one medium piece of fruit, two smaller pieces or one cup of chopped fruit.
What is a serve of vegetables?
One serve of vegetables is equal to one medium potato, half a cup cooked vegetables (including legumes) or one cup of salad vegetables.