Five-a-Day - August 2022

Benefits of Eating 5 Fruits and Vegetables a Day

We all need a number of different nutrients to make up a healthy balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and many healthy nutrients, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, dietary fiber and calcium. Benefits of Five-a-Day include:

  1. Reduced risk of cancer & diabetes
  2. More vitamins & minerals in your diet
  3. More energy
  4. Healthier lifestyle
  5. Stronger immune system
  6. Fewer calories and less fat in your diet

Eating or drinking a wide range of fruit and vegetables, give you the nutrients you need to look after our health and lower the risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

Regularly eating fruit and vegetables also helps to improve your digestive system. It strengthens your bones and supports your immune system, reducing your vulnerability to minor infections like the flu and cold.

Fruits and vegetables are low in fat and calories. Getting plenty in your diet can help you to lose weight and keep it off.