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Why five a day?

Fruit and veg do more than make your plate look colourful. But do you know why they’re so important in our diets?

Eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables can make a significant contribution towards your overall health. As well as being low in fat and tasting great, fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and ‘phytochemicals’ – naturally occurring plant substances that are vital for good health.

Having a variety of fruit and vegetables in your diet helps maintain a healthy weight, aids digestion, boosts your immune system and even reduces your risk of developing a number of cancers and heart disease.

That’s why it’s important to get our fill of these nutritious natural warriors to make sure we gain all the benefits they have to offer.


1. World Cancer Research Fund.