I was really happy to see the news this morning, and to see that we are being encouraged to eat more fruit and vegetables as part of healthy eating.
I'm linking to the BBC report by James Gallagher, Health and Science Reporter at the BBC, as I think his report is a good summary of the recent research from Imperial College, London on these findings:
Within that report, they have included a questionnaire regarding whether people are getting 5-a-day (fruit & veg), and a link to that is here:
I am not sure how many portions I manage to eat of fruit and vegetables per day, so I'll be taking that test later, but I am already aiming to increase my consumption. In the report, they mention that a portion is equivalent to 80g (3oz) and is "the equivalent of a small banana, a pear or three heaped tablespoons of spinach or peas'' and it's helpful to know the portion sizes.
I have put a photo of a few fruit and veg I had in my kitchen today - and I love the range of colours, and I'm looking forward to some tasty meals from them.
Hope everyone is having a really good week.