The key benefits of eating 5 vegetables & 2 fruits a day

We all know eating 5 vegetables and 2 fruits is good for us. Despite the various campaigns and messages, some Australians are still unaware of some of the key benefits people receive when meeting daily recommended vegetable and fruit intake.

So what do these benefits look like? The overall benefit is providing your body with an array of nutrients it needs to function at its best. There are at least nine different families of produce. Within each family are different types of fruit or vegetables with various colors and unique nutrients, which the body requires a spread consumption of.

More specifically, research indicates that a natural way to help prevent some cancers is by including a large mix of fruit and vegetables in the diet. Similarly, the likelihood of being diagnosed with heart disease or experiencing a stroke is also significantly reduced. This research is challenging to discredit, not just because many academics in the industry agree with the claims, but because it's logical, especially regarding heart disease. How is it logical? Well, consider that most fruits and vegetables contain high amounts of fiber, meaning you'll stay fuller for longer while eating food that is very low in calories and fat. Plus, there's the added benefit of boosting your gut health.


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