Are you having your 2 and 5 daily?
What is the 2 and 5?
The 2 & 5 refers to eating at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetable each day.
Why should I do that?
There are many reasons for this. Getting in enough fruit and veges helps provide many of the
essential nutrients needed for good health. Together they are rich in vitamins and minerals
including vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants, folate, potassium and fibre. Research has shown
that eating enough fruit and veges can improve your heart health by reducing your blood
pressure and cholesterol level. It has also been shown to improve control of type 2 diabetes ,
reduced the risk of some cancers and help you in managing your weight.
What is a serve?
See the pictures above. The easiest way to get in a good variety of fruit and veges is to think of colour instead! This will give you a great mix of all the vitamins, minerals and fibre and antioxidants!