Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, may give us longer lives! This is the result of a newest research by Imperial College of London. A portion counts as 80g (30oz) of fruit or veg - the equivalent of a small banana, a pear or three heaped tablespoons of spinach or peas. Pulses as well contribute to the 10.
Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and to boost the health of our blood vessels and immune system. This may be due to the complex netwo...
What does 'EAT A RAINBOW' mean? We should aim to eat 7-a-day, 2 fruit and at least 5 vegetables a day. This is to ensure the variety of phytonutrients is consumed. If you are trying to lose weight, go for 1 low GL fruit (berries are the best) and 6 vegetables a day.
Red fruit and veggies contain LYCOPENE, that has been linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer, but also ELLAGIC ACID, QUERCETIN, HESPERIDIN and ANTHOCYANIDINS, that may help to protect against different types of cancer.