Official diet advised confusion

According to recent research, the majority of people are confused about what exactly constitutes a healthy diet . Millions are failing to eat recommended five-a-day portions of vegetables and fruit .
Many of the respondents in the survey, which asked over 1,000 people questions about their diet, were confused as to what constituted a healthy diet . The research backs up Food Standards Agency findings that under 60 per cent of adults ate this level of fruit and veg.
Eating five portions of real fruit and vegetables a day is one important way of having a healthy lifestyle and avoiding cancer and heart disease. The poll was conducted for Tropicana Smoothies.
A spokeswoman for the Dietetic Association, Ursula Arens, was reported as commenting: “The average is three servings a day. Women are having about the same as men, but if you look at the calorie intake women are doing better than men. Older people are doing better than younger people.”

Related Articles