Look out for the handy 5-a-day tips on our till screens too when you are shopping in store.
5 a day is an essential part of a healthy diet and is based on advice from the World Health Organization, which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to lower the risk of serious health problems. Your five portions should include a variety of fruit and vegetables. This is because different fruits and vegetables contain different combinations of fibre, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
For more information on why fruit and vegetables are important as part of a balanced diet, take a look at the pages listed below:
Fresh, frozen, dried and canned varieties (without added sugar or salt) of fruit & veg all count, as do natural fruit juices, beans and pulses (although they only count as one portion a day).
Half a grapefruit High in fibre & vitamin C
1 nectarine High in vitamin C
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