The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum of 400g of fruit and veg daily.
This helps reduce the likelihood of developing serious health conditions, like, heart disease, stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes .
In the UK, the NHS has translated this into a daily dietary recommendation of five 80g portions of fruit and veg .
In the UK, many of us still struggle to eat the dietary recommendations of five fruit and veg portions a day. However, in the Mediterranean, the majority of people have ten plus portions of fruit and veg on a daily basis.
Developing a healthy diet is part of the equation; the other part is regular exercise .
It can be expensive joining a gym. However, of course if you can afford to do so, do. Check out monthly memberships as opposed to an annual one, as that may be cheaper, especially if you stop after the first couple of months.
The most effective way to lose weight is to incorporate some exercise into our daily routine.
Many of us lead quite sedentary lives, whether that is at work or at home. Do not always use your car. Opt to walk at least three times a week.
World Health Organisation Dietary Guidelines
Fri, 21 May 2010
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