The Importance of Fruits and Vegetables to Healthy Living

The importance of a good variety of fruits and vegetables to healthy living cannot be overemphasized. The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that we all eat a minimum of 400g of fruits and vegetables daily, equating to five portions. This recommended amount helps reduce the risk of serious health conditions including stroke, heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The list below highlights some key nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables

  • They are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin c, potassium and folate.
  • They provide dietary fibre, helping to maintain a healthy digestive system and lower the risk of bowel and some other cancers.
  • Often low in fat, they help to maintain a healthy weight.

It is advisable to enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables to gain the most from your 5 a day, because different types have different nutritional benefits.

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