Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables contributes to good health, protects us against a number of diseases and helps us maintain a healthy weight.
Eating at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables each day can help prevent:
- Heart disease
- Some cancers
It can also reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and improve control of type 2 diabetes.
What is a serve?
Serving sizes vary for different types of fruit and vegetables.
An easy way to get a good variety of fruit and vegetables is to think of colour instead!
Eating all the colours of the rainbow will give you a great mix of all the vitamins, minerals and fibre and plant nutrients, (called phytochemicals) needed for good health. The more colours you eat, the healthier you will be!
Oranges & Yellows
Blues & Purples
Whites & Browns