I’ve just been looking at the World Health Organisation (WHO) website to help with my assignment and it makes for interesting reading. It reports that millions of lives could be saved globally if fruit and veg consumption was sufficiently increased.
There is evidence that fruit and veg helps :
- Reduce nutritional deficiencies.
- Increase resistance to infectious diseases.
- Helps prevent cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
Another benefit, this time from the US Department of Agriculture’s website refers to evidence that people who meet the ‘5 a day’ goal are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t.
To get you thinking about how healthy your diet is, why not try the NHS Self Assessment quiz via the following website:
It has links to other interesting information once you’ve finished.
I added some blueberries, almonds and cinnamon to my porridge this morning – tasted delicious!