Angela Bekiaris
1 minute read
12 Apr 2018
12:25 pm

5 easy ways to get your five-a-day

Angela Bekiaris

Use fruits and vegetables as ingredients in recipes, or add them to sauces.

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So you know you’re supposed to eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, but you’re struggling to get that done.

Here are some ways to help you out:

1. Start with the first meal of the day

Have a fruit salad or fruit smoothie, or add some fruit to your yoghurt.

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2. Get extra energy from fruit or vegetable snacks

Combine them with a serving of protein, such as a piece of cheese, a cup of yoghurt, or a tablespoon of peanut butter, say experts.

3. Double up on fruit and veggie servings

Unlike other foods, explain nutritionists, it’s okay to double the serving size of fruit or vegetables.

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4. Use fruits and vegetables as ingredients

Some ideas are zucchini bread, or added into sauces.

5. Try a new fruit, vegetable or recipe every week

Just like everything else in life, our bodies need variety.


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