Healthy Eating starts with your Five a Day

We all know that eating plenty of fruit and vegetables makes for a healthier lifestyle.  The ideal minimum is five portions a day for children, seven portions a day for women and nine for men.  Unfortunately many of us barely manage three!  Fruit and vegetables are seen as being very important to us in the fight against obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.  It is never too late to change your eating habits and dietary preferences.  So why not start today and include more fruit and vegetables in your daily intake.

Why Five-a-day? Our eating habits and dietary preferences are started from when we are babies.  For the first few years of a child's life it is important that they should enjoy a wide range of foods. Obesity in children is at a very dangerous level and appears to be getting out of control.  By eating a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables a day children will increase their fibre intake, reduce their fat and sugar intake resulting in a healthier weight. 

Why fruit and vegetables?  The reason fruit and vegetables are so good for us all is because they provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals and plant nutrients that we need to fight off disease and help us sustain a healthy lifestyle. 

There are lots of lovely books available in to days market on fruit and vegetables.  Books with recipes and inspiring idea's for enticing your child to eat and enjoy their five a day!  Supermarkets, book shops and libraries all stock excellent ranges of books on how best to eat and cook fruit and vegetables.
Email me:
susaneacock@btinternet.com if you require information or help on popular suggestions for you and your family to take your daily quota of fruit and vegetables.

Go on, enjoy some fruit and vegetables today - eat the food that is provided by the earth and make yourself feel healthier and looking great.  You never know you might really enjoy it!

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